Several times each year the network of trained Amherst Writers & Artists leaders grows larger. On Sunday another nine writers and workshop leaders earned their training certificates after five days of training at The Crossings in Austin, Texas.

I was fortunate to assist in coaching these fine writers, offering advice on technique, writing alongside them in practice leading sessions, and sharing my own experiences in my year-and-a-half (so far) of leading sessions at The Writer’s Workshop. Texas gained three more leaders as a result of this training. The AWA affiliate network in the Lone Star State now numbers eight!