pencilsA writing workshop led by an AWA-trained leader is a safe, respectful environment where writing can develop as art. AWA writers:

  • Write in workshop
  • Read to each other what they have just written, when they choose to do so
  • Honor one another's work by listening deeply, giving each writer full attention
  • Respond to one another’s writing by emphasizing what is strong and what stays with us


  • Books

    AWA Press is pleased to announce the publication of two books of poems: Companion Spirit by Jan Haag, and blessed are the menial chores by Maureen Buchanan Jones.   Companion Spirit by Jan Haag is a collection of poems chronicling loss, grief and acceptance after the death of her husband. As Jeff Knorr, Poet Laureate, Sacramento, California, says,...

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