Creative Sonoma

Writing From Memory or Imagination: 8-week workshop series for women

Presented by Amherst Writers & Artists at Zoom, Petaluma CA

May 17
Jul 05
Writing From Memory or Imagination: 8-week workshop series for women

This women’s workshop series follows the Amherst Writers & Artists (AWA) method with prompts and positive feedback to bolster our creative practice. It’s a supportive environment in which to experiment with writing.

Each 2-hour AWA session uses several prompts to spark memory and imagination and generate new writing. Whenever writers choose to read their work aloud they receive immediate, reflective group feedback. To support the development of each writer, our responses focus solely on what is strong and memorable in each piece — no critiques. Self-identified women and nonbinary writers with any level of experience (and writing in any genre) are welcome. Space is limited!

Amherst Writers & Artists is a non-profit organization whose mission is to support the voices of established and emerging writers, to free silenced and marginalized voices, and to promote respect for the artist in all writers. AWA defines a writer simply as "someone who writes."

Nicole R. Zimmerman was a 2019 recipient of the Discovered Awards for Emerging Literary Artists, produced by Creative Sonoma. She is an AWA affiliate, certified to facilitate workshops. Her work appears in literary journals and other publications including The Rumpus, Creative Nonfiction, Sonora Review, The Best Women's Travel Writing, and The Los Angeles Times. Learn more at


Cost is $200 for the 8-week series; no drop-ins.

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  • Jun 14, 2023 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm (Wed)
  • Jun 21, 2023 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm (Wed)
  • Jun 28, 2023 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm (Wed)
  • Jul 5, 2023 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm (Wed)
* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration .



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