“Being in Amy Lyles Wilson’s writing workshops is better than getting a massage!”
“I believe it is the sharing of our stories that saves us: as individuals, as families, as fellow pilgrims, as corporate entities. Toward that end, I write my own story–grief over the death of my father, the first love of my life; marriage at age 40, to the second love of my life; caring for my widowed, elderly mother; battling a lousy self-image; searching for the Divine in the everyday–and lead writing workshops under the principles of Amherst Writers & Artists, in which all voices are welcomed and respected.”
The Amherst Writers and Artists (AWA) workshop method, which I use in my workshops, fosters creativity, not critique, and focuses on process, not product. No one tells you how you “should” write. Instead, your own words are heard and valued just as they are. Writing prompts and exercises are presented to evoke responses, and all who want to share are invited to do so. Material offered within the workshop is kept confidential and treated as fiction regardless of its factual components. For more information, visit amherstwriters.com.
Amy Lyles Wilson is an Amherst Writers & Artists (AWA) Affiliate, certified to lead workshops in the AWA method as described in Writing Alone & With Others by Pat Schneider (Oxford University Press).