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"The wisest teacher of writing I know."
--Peter Elbow, from the Foreword of Writing Alone and with others by Pat Schneider
“Pat Schneider is a fuse lighter. Her work is gentle, playful, brilliant, and revolutionary. She is the real animal."--Julia Cameron, author of The Right to Write and The Artist's Way 
“Pat Schneider’s method was a wonderful revelation. There was a dramatic increase in self-confidence in the student writers in my classroom.” - Cynthia Kennison, AWA workshop leader 


Leader of Groundbreaking Workshop Comes to N.C. to Offer Special Opportunity to Teachers.

For teachers of creative writing workshops, for public school teachers of all grades and for anyone who works with marginalized populations, a special Sunday afternoon workshop is being offered to teachers just this year as an introduction to Pat Schneider’s groundbreaking writing techniques. Pat Schneider, the founder of the Amherst Writers & Artists Method, who had originated these workshops in a MassachusettsSewanee Review, Minnesota and, Ms. Magazine. For more about Pat Schneider and her work, see housing project 15 years ago and now has 400 certified writing workshop leaders, will teach the class herself. She has published widely in literary journals and magazines, including Review

The workshop, Sunday, July 9, 1-5 pm will begin with a short introduction and a DVD presentation on working with young writers. Participants can receive .4 contact hours of Teacher Continuing Education credits. This four hour workshop will be held at The Peace College Campus in Raleigh, NC. and is sponsored by the N.C. Writer’s Network. The fee is $60 for the afternoon.

The North Carolina Writers Network, founded in 1985, is one of the largest statewide writer’s organizations in the nation. It fulfills its mission to connect, promote, the writing community by offering national spring and fall conferences and also critiquing services. The Network awards writers more than $30,000 annually in honoraria, competition prizes, and stipends through its competitions. For further information about the workshop, you can go to the website: or call Virginia Freedman or Marjorie Hudson at (919)967-9540.




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