An online writing workshop for self-care, community and connection

in the AWA Method


  • Are you finding your days and weeks are missing the “bones” of your regular commitments and schedule?
  • Are you missing authentic connection and community in this time of isolation?
  • Are you longing for a practice that could support your resilience? Help you integrate your experience? Lift your spirits?

We’re living through what could be a disheartening time. Above are some of the components of self-care that have been identified as being required to stay balanced and buoyant.

This workshop series, through the innate nature of the AWA method, offers these nourishing components. In our time together we’ll use writing as a tool to explore some of the other ways in which we can strengthen and support ourselves.  We’ll explore the stories we have to tell, from this unusual time right now, from our pasts, and perhaps also from time that hasn’t existed yet through our imaginations.  All genres celebrated:  poetry, fiction, non-fiction, memoir, essay, plays and hybrid forms.

You do not have to define yourself as “a writer” to enjoy this workshop series. The AWA method celebrates and strengthens each individual’s voice and validates the worth and the strength of what they have to say.


Dates of the workshops:     Introductory session – April 23

Workshop series

Monday Mornings – April 27, May 4, 11, 18

or Thursday Mornings  – April 30, May 7, 14, 21

Time: 10 a.m. to noon

Place: ONLINE through the Zoom Platform (it’s also possible to join by telephone).

Registration Fees:

Introductory session – suggested payment $20 or pay what you can
Workshop Series – suggested payment $80 or pay what you can

Facilitator Teegan Mannion

Teegan Mannion is an award-winning poet and memoirist, therapeutic clown, yoga teacher and flower farmer. She engages with a wide range of therapeutic arts practices and enjoys strengthening creative practice through multidisciplinary collaboration. The heart of her offering is her passion for supporting personal empowerment, resilience, and belonging by cultivating safe spaces and relationships.

Facilitator Sue Reynolds

Susan Lynn Reynolds is an award-winning novelist and poet, a writing instructor, and a practicing psychotherapist. Her specialty is the therapeutic use of journaling and expressive writing.  She has been certified in the AWA Method since 2002. Her joy comes largely from helping others find their authentic voices, their truths and their stories.

Click the button above to go to our registration page.  Once you have registered there will be a PayPal or etransfer option.

Both Sue and Teegan are AWA Affiliates, Certified in the Amherst Writers Method of facilitating workshops that impart writers’ craft technique in an environment of creative safety and exploration.