Every blank page, every revision, every question is a new beginning…
Even for experienced writers, the journey into our creative instincts is one of beginning and beginning again. We write toward the unknown, surprising ourselves along the way. We write into a story we carry, a voice we remember or long to claim, an obsession we can’t forget, or a truth we must share. If you’re ready for your next creative beginning (even if that beginning is in the middle of a long project), it would be an honor to hold space for you in a coaching session or workshop.
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Voices of writers…
"... bringing forth words that I did not know were ready and waiting, and inspiring me to take the energy from Monday's workshop into the rest of my week. This writing studio is a gem and I cannot wait to return."
"Emily introduced the Amherst Writers & Artists Method into my life and I realized why every other workshop had been so disappointing. It was because of Emily and the AWA Method that I learned to take back my dignity as a writer and value the way my stories speak."
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Amherst Writers & Artists: A Unique Writing Method
Voice & Vessel is led by Emily Stoddard, a certified leader and affiliate of the Amherst Writers & Artists Method. The Amherst Method was developed over 30 years ago and is used in writing workshops around the world. If you want an experience that leaves you hungry to write more (and question yourself less), the AWA Method might just be your writing home. Learn more about the AWA Method.