Write for Your Life!

Durant House

9 Mondays

Join First Church member Joanne Brown to write?as the poet Rainer Maria Rilke exhorted?about your sorrows, your wishes, your passing thoughts, your belief in anything beautiful.

This workshop uses the Amherst Writers & Artists (AWA) method to enable the artist in each of us to become freer and more able to write. You?ll write with others, share in-group writing, and receive feedback about what?s strong in your writing. You will learn much from each other and have fun while you're doing it!

9 Mondays: September 9 - November 4, 6-8:30 or 9 pm with a generous break and delicious snacks
First Church's Durant House (2330 Durant Avenue)
Open to the public with  room for 12 participants
$225 or scholarship available

Joanne Brown is an Amherst Writers & Artists Affiliate, certified to lead workshops in the AWA method as described in Writing Alone and With Others, by Pat Schneider, Oxford University Press. She leads workshops based on the AWA method in Oaxaca, Mexico and Berkeley. Having been a writer and communications director in the corporate world for 22 years, she now devotes time to writing and publishing her own work, and to the magic of writing with others.

Read some wonderful examples of Joanne's writing on her blog Transitions and Transformations, The Beauty and the Terror.

?My experience of Joanne?s group was joyful. ? I?d recommend it to anyone who wants unabashed fun as well as mutual trust and creativity in a writing group.?
? John Wadman

For more information and to join, contact or call 510-381-1205.


$225. Scholarships available
2330 Channing Way, Berkeley CA

Joanne Brown