Launching in June 2020, the Writing Chai Studio offers writers of all genres and all levels the opportunity to find the stories within them and bring them onto the page. Find the voice that makes you unique.
Using the Amherst Writers & Artists (AWA) method, using time-based prompts as inspiration. All material is considered fiction and all work receives responses about what resonates or sticks. There is no critique. Certified AWA-facilitator Barbara Krasner will provide the prompts.
This is an ideal workshop for anyone with a work in progress or just a desire to get words down on the page. Perhaps you’re stick in your writing. Maybe you want to explore your setting or characters. Or you want to breathe new life into an existing manuscript. This workshop will give you the gentle nudge to move forward in ways that might surprise you. This is a five-week workshop for two hours each on Sunday mornings at 11 am EDT. Fee: $225, starts June 14, 2020.
About the Amherst Writers & Artists Method
Pat Schneider founded the method through her book, Writing Alone and with Others (Oxford University Press, 2003). Nothing could be more appropriate to the COVID times we’re living through right now. The AWA method adheres to Five Essential Affirmations:
- Everyone has a strong, unique voice
- Everyone is born with creative genius
- Writing as an art form belongs to all people, regardless of economic class or educational level
- The teaching of craft can be done without damage to a writer’s original voice or artistic self-esteem
- A writer is someone who writes
About Barbara Krasner
AWA-certified facilitator Barbara Krasner has been writing with the AWA method since 2011 and received her training in 2013. She writes fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for adults and young readers. Work using the method has appeared in Jewish Literary Journal, Poetica, Michigan Quarterly Review, South 85 Journal, Peregrine, and other literary journals. She has been nominated for a fiction Pushcart and her middle-grade novel in verse about the ill-fated 1939 voyage of the MS St. Louis, 37 Days at Sea, debuts Spring 2021 from Kar-Ben.