Jan was introduced to the AWA method in 2004 when she began participating in Sutterwriters, part of the Literature, Arts and Medicine Program (LAMP) created by Dr. Lawrence Spann for Sutter Health in Sacramento. With Dr. Spann, she co-edited an anthology of Sutterwriters’ work, Blood on the Page, in 2006.
She also designed the curriculum for a creative writing class at Sacramento City College using the AWA method called “Writing as a Healing Art.” She taught the class for four years, sharing the AWA method with hundreds of students, some of whom still write with her in her private writing groups.
Find AWA writing groups in Sacramento at www.awasacramento.com.
For more information about AWA training and workshops, visit www.amherstwriters.com