Saturday, July 11
9:30am – 6:00pm
Pacific School of Religion
1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley
$65 for PSR/GTU students and $90 for the general public. (A limited number of seats are available at a discounted rate for low income writers. If you would like to request a discount, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Join us for the second annual Festival of Writing, hosted by Pacific School of Religion and AWA West! Don’t miss this day of powerful writing and supportive, kind community in an absolutely beautiful setting. There’s no better way to celebrate both your writing and the gifts of the Amherst Writers & Artists workshop method. Register now!
This all-day event will feature both morning and afternoon writing workshops, as well as a reception, and, at the end of the day, Amherst Writers & Artists founder Pat Schneider will greet us virtually, welcoming a panel of local (and opinionated!) AWA facilitators who will inspire you with their stories of what AWA can do — for group leaders as well as participants.
The Festival is open to all – no experience necessary. Morning and afternoon writing workshops will be led by experienced AWA method workshop facilitators. Writing group options include: Writing Through Grief, Writing As A Way of Healing for Sobriety, Prose Fiction Techniques, Social Justice Through Writing, Kick-Start Your Writing (for writers who are “stuck”), and more!
Take advantage of many nearby options during the lunch hour, or bring your own lunch and eat on the beautiful PSR campus.
Afternoon reception (free and open to the public) in Pacific School of Religion’s Bade Museum will offer an opportunity for attendees to learn more about AWA workshop offerings around the Bay Area and Sacramento. The afternoon’s presentation will include a virtual welcome from AWA founder and acclaimed author and playwright (and PSR Alumna) Pat Schneider, followed by a panel discussion about the power of the AWA method, entitled “Another Way to Enter an Apple,” with local AWA facilitators Cary Tennis, Peggy Simmons, Mary Tuchscherer (with Chikondi Lunguzi of VoiceFlame Malawi), and moderated by Jen Cross.