What to Expect – Methodology

A WCC workshop is unlike any other.

We write what is in our minds and hearts and receive support without judgement. We share our stories, listen deeply, and connect with ourselves and others.

This is what happens in a WCC workshop:

  • INSPIRATION: We write to prompts chosen to ignite deep creative expression and exploration.
  • WRITING IN COMMUNITY: We share a space for private exploration.
  • BRAVERY: We share what we have written (writers are welcome to pass if they choose).
  • DEEP LISTENING: We respond to each others’ work by reflecting back what is strong and memorable about the writing.

This what does not happen in a WCC workshop:

  • CRITIQUE: Instead, WCC workshops provide empowering feedback on each writer’s first-draft writing.
  • TECHNIQUE: WCC workshops focus on exploring each writer’s authentic voice, regardless of form or technique.
  • TRAINING: Rather than “teaching”, WCC workshops illuminate the innate creative genius in all of us.

We base our work on the Amherst Writers and Artists Method (AWA), created by Pat Schneider.