Summer Creative Writing Workshops

This summer, I’m leading a Saturday afternoon writing workshop. Details are below!

Creative Writing Workshop
June 10 – July 15, 2017 (6 Saturdays), 1:00-3:00 p.m.
@ The Union Project, 801 North Negley Avenue
Limited to 8 writers

Workshop leader: Sarah Williams-Devereux 

No previous writing experience necessary! All genres welcome!

Nurture your creative practice with this generative writing workshop. Using the Amherst Writers & Artists method, you’ll write in response to prompts chosen to help your unique voice flourish in deep, exciting, courageous ways. At each workshop, you’ll receive meaningful, positive feedback from your fellow writers as they affirm what is strong and powerful in your writing. By the end of the workshop, you’ll have a new collection of writing.

About Sarah: I am a poet and educator. I have led poetry workshops for the Madwomen in the Attic Creative Writing Workshops at Carlow University since 2011. I am certified in Writing Group Leadership from Amherst Writers & Artists, and certified in Transformative Language Arts Foundations from the TLA Network. My interest is in the power of words to transform the world.

For more info/to register: or 412-720-3193.



A very long, very full, and very good first day of training. No matter how many times I experience it, I am always amazed at how the act of writing together can bring people closer to each other (and to themselves). I always feel more alive, more human, after writing, even when it’s difficult. And I feel the same when listening to others’ writing. Heart food.

I leave you with some images of my dorm hallway, and the lovely origami crane installation hanging in the stairwell. Please forgive the one darker photo–it was the only way to capture the glow.

Amherst Writers & Artists

This morning, I’m boarding an early train to Philadelphia, where Amherst Writers & Artists is holding one of their Workshop Leadership Trainings. It’s an amazing opportunity to learn new ways of leading writing workshops in ways that are supportive, intimate, and positive. And I’m looking forward to returning to Pendle Hill Retreat Center, a beautiful Quaker community just outside of Philly.

If I can, I’ll post some updates while I’m there (the day will be super-packed!)