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Writing Memoir Using the Amherst Writers and Artists Method

Course number : ENG240   ID : 27439    Section Number : 1
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This workshop follows the Amherst Writers and Artists (AWA) format; each participant is recognized as a writer with a unique voice. The facilitator offers the group writing prompts, participants write for a specific period of time and then share their writing. Group feedback focuses only on what is strong, memorable and working in the piece shared. Participants have the option to choose an alternate topic if the prompt offered does not appeal. The AWA method requires deep listening and the ability to enter the writer's world ( Participants will practice writing exercises developed by writers Natalie Goldberg, Mary Karr, and Anne LaMott, among others, to craft pieces of writing. In the last week or two of the class, writers will be invited to submit work for a manuscript review. This is an opportunity to receive feedback on one’s work.

Class Details

8 Session(s)
Weekly - Mon

Braddock Hall (Building B)

Sherri Philpott 



Please read:  This course will meet on campus in an in-person environment.



Registration Closes On
Monday, September 30, 2024 @ 11:59 PM



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
9/30/2024 - 11/18/2024 Weekly - Mon 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM Frederick, Braddock Hall (Building B)   Map, Room: B102 Sherri Philpott