Discover your unique voice in your writing.

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Sometimes getting started is the hardest. We look at a blank page and wonder, “What should I write?” “Am I a writer?” We start writing and then our inner critic enters in and asks “Is this any good?”

You’ll find the Amherst Writers and Artists (AWA) method is a way to get the pen flowing on the page. Discover your voice by writing from provocative prompts. Share your work without criticism and find the words that resonate with your readers.  In a supportive environment you find the seeds that can grow into something more. And most of all you’ll have fun writing. The weekend will inspire you to continue a writing journey in any genre – poetry, fiction, or nonfiction.

Lunch is included for both days, other meals are on your own. Lodging is available on campus, private room & bath.  $75/night

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Instructor: Meg Weston

Margaret A. (Meg) Weston earned an MFA degree in Creative Writing at Lesley University in 2008, and has completed training in the Amherst Writers and Artists method for facilitating writing groups. Her memoir, The Volcano Tourist, follows her geologic journey as she pursues a passion that’s been with her since childhood. Her passion for volcanoes and geological hot spots around the world, as well as themes of memory, family, and self-discovery are the subjects of her writing. As a member of the core faculty of the Maine Media she mentors students in their creative writing projects.