Jan’s Work with AWA

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*Taken from Writing Alone and With Others by Pat Schneider, founder of Amherst Writers and Artists

Jan was introduced to the Amherst Writers & Artists 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 has worked with Pat Schneider, the creator of the AWA, in workshop settings and as the editor of AWA Press, which publishes books and oversees publication of an annual literary journal, Peregrine.

Jan also designed the curriculum for a creative writing class at Sacramento City College using the AWA method called “Writing as a Healing Art.” She teaches the class annually in the spring in Davis, sharing the AWA method with hundreds of students, some of whom still write with her in her private writing groups.

She leads weekly AWA writing workshops in Sacramento on Saturday mornings and twice a month on Friday nights. For details about her workshops, contact Jan at janishaag@gmail.com.

For more information about AWA training and workshops, visit www.amherstwriters.com