What's AWA all about?
"Writing truly belongs to everyone."
Amherst Writers & Artists was founded over thirty years ago by Pat Schneider, author, poet and playwright. Frustrated by the competitive writing environment, Ms. Schneider sought a way for each writer, novice or experienced, to use words to tell stories. The workshop allows individuals to write in a safe environment without fear , criticism or speculation, while maintaining a creative spirit making meaningful work.