Write Around the World with Amherst Writers & ArtistsPlease join us for our annual writing marathon fundraiser!

During the week of October 15—21, 2017 workshop leaders across the globe will bring groups together to Write Around the World and raise funds in support of AWA and its mission.

If you’d like to join as a writing workshop leader, please contact us or visit the event page for more information. If you’d like to write with a group near you, please see the growing list of participating workshop leaders below.

We are so grateful to everyone who participated in 2016! To read the writing that came out of last year’s marathon, please visit our blog.

Thank you to all who are joining in this global event! You uphold and carry the AWA Method so that voices around the world are supported and strengthened. Your contribution is at the heart of this success. We look forward to writing with you and reading your words.


Laurie Baron, Writing Life
Location: Holland, MI
Friday, October 20 from 6 – 9 p.m.

Beth Bayley
Location: Sri Lanka

William Caldwell
Saturday, November 4 in Washougal, WA
Saturday, November 11 in Gresham, OR

Lisa Colburn, Market Street Writers
Location: Leesburg, VA
Monday, October 16

Dana Cunningham Anderson, Writing Alive! Workshops
Sunday, October 15 from 2 – 5 p.m. at The Center for Contemplative Arts in Manzanita, Oregon

Diana Damato
Location: Keene, NH
Monday, October 16

Kate Frank
Location: Online, via Google Hangouts
Saturday, October 28 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Pacific

Tarianne DeYonker
Location: Adrian, MI

Lane Goddard
Location: North Carolina

Summer Hardinge, Beyond Margins
Location: Gaithersburg, MD
Thursday, October 12

Maureen B. Jones, Writing Full Tilt
Location: Amherst, MA
Sunday, October 15 from 1 – 4 p.m.
Tuesday, October 17 from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Kate Madara
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Sunday, October 21 from 1 – 4 p.m.

Valentine Leonard
Location: Online via Skype
Friday, October 20 from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Central Time

Jeri Okamoto-Tanaka, JOT Workshops
Location: Los Angeles/Santa Monica, CA
Friday, October 20 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Kathleen Olesky
Location: Newton, MA
Sunday, October 22 from 1:30 – 4 p.m.

Martha K.S. Patrick
Location: Bodrum, Turkey
Monday, October 16th at the Gurece Village Hall

Vicki Pinkerton
Location: Mount Albert, Ontario, Canada
Saturday, October 7

Sue Reynolds
Location: Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada

Paul Rozario-Falcone, Safe Space Stories
Location: Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, NY
Monday, October 16th from 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Emily Stoddard, Voice & Vessel
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Wednesday, October 18 from 6 – 8 p.m.

Amy Torres

This event is sponsored by Northampton Cooperative Bank, a Division of Greenfield Cooperative Bank, partners with AWA for over 25 years.