Writing Retreats & Workshops

Deepam leads workshops and retreats in the Amherst Writers and Artists’ (AWA) method of writing workshop facilitation.

The AWA philosophy is a simple one: every person is a writer, and every writer deserves a safe environment in which to experiment, learn, and develop craft.

“Whether your purpose for writing is artistic expression, communication with friends and family, the healing of the inner life, or achieving public recognition for your art —the foundation is the same: the claiming of yourself as an artist/writer and the strengthening of your writing voice through practice, study, and helpful response from other writers.” ~Pat Schneider, founder of the AWA Method, in “Writing Alone and With Others”

The AWA Bedrock Principles are:

  • Everyone has a strong, unique voice
  • Everyone is born with creative genius
  • Writing as an art form belongs to all people, regardless of economic class
    or educational level
  • The teaching of craft can be done without damage to a writer’s original voice
    or artistic self-esteem
  • A writer is someone who writes

Upcoming Opportunities

Write Your Way In ~ AWA writing workshops

Evening Workshops
: Wednesdays, September 11, 18, 25, October 2, 2019
Time: 7 – 9+ pm
Location: 1210 Greenwood Avenue, Esquimalt
Cost: $25.00 per session or $90.00 for all 4

Day-long Writers’ Refuge

Date: Saturday, September 14, 2019
Time: 10 am – 4:30 pm
Location: 1210 Greenwood Avenue, Esquimalt
Cost: $80.00 (includes snacks, lunch, coffee & tea)

Date: Saturday, October 26, 2019
Time: 10 am – 4:30 pm
Location: St. Paul’s Centre, Orillia, Ontario
Cost: $80.00 (includes snacks, coffee & tea)

Fall Retreat
October 4 – 6, 2019
Time: 7 pm Friday to 3:30 pm Sunday
Location: OUR Ecovillage, 1565 Baldy Mountain Rd, Cowichan Valley, BC   V0R 2W2
Program Fee: $175.00 (accommodation & meals not included)
* booking for this retreat is done through the ECOvillage: https://ourecovillage.org/write-your-way-in-writing-retreat/

Radical Restoration Writing & Yoga Retreat in Spain

April 19 to 26, 2020
Molino Del Rey
Jorox, 29567 Alozaina, Málaga, Spain

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