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...and then there were days when I yearned to be part of a writing community. And once I set my intentions on finding one, everything changed.
— J. Adams Lagana


Come write with us!

River Heron

Writers' Workshops

Winter 2019


Wednesday evenings

(with Judith Lagana)

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (EST)

January 9, 16, 23, 30

February 6, 13, 20, 27

New Hope:

Monday evenings

St. Philips Church

(with Judith Lagana)

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

January 7, 14, (21 is a holiday, no session) 28

February 4, 11, (18 is a holiday, no session), 25

March 4, 11


Monday mornings

Buckingham Friends

(with Robbin Farr)

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

January 7, 14, (21 is a holiday, no session), 28

February 4, 11, (18 is a holiday, no session), 25

March 4, 11


Tuesday evenings

Buckingham Friends

(with Robbin Farr)

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

January 8, 15, 22, 29

February 5, 12, 19, 26

Learn more about  Amherst Writers and Artists

Writing Workshops


In connection with River Heron Writer's Workshops, I facilitate online and on site creative writing workshops.

All workshop sessions follow the Amherst Writers and Artists practices and philosophies as described in Pat Schneider's, Writing Alone and With Others (Oxford University Press). 

Our workshops recognize the creative genius and unique voice within every individual writer. Each session includes multiple prompt-based writing opportunities as well feedback sessions. Writers will have the opportunity to write, to listen, and to comment during every session. All work used in the creative workshops is written during the workshop. Writers will not only develop a series of first draft pieces, but will also benefit from the emphasis on craft and voice that occurs during our feedback sessions. Opportunities for manuscript reviews (up to ten pages of prose or poetry) will be discussed during the first session.

On Site Writing Workshops
New Hope and Lahaska, Pennsylvania

Monday night workshops are led by me and are held in New Hope, Pennsylvania at St. Philips Episcopal Church, located on the corner of River Road and Chapel Road, just minutes away from downtown New Hope.

You'll find our New Hope location ideal to engage in focused, reflective writing within a quiet, private, atmosphere.

Monday morning and Tuesday evening workshops are led by Robbin Farr. These daytime and evening workshops meet at the Buckingham Friends School in Lahaska, Pennsylvania, next to Peddler's Village.

Space in the on site workshops is limited to ten writers.
If your choice of workshop fills, there will be a waiting list. 

On site parking is available at both locations.

AWA workshops are not affiliated with any religion or religious organization

Online Writing Workshops

I will be facilitating the Wednesday evening online workshops which will allow writers to engage in a creative writing sessions from the comfort of their own home or preferred location.

Writers are required to have a Google email account and utilize Chrome as a browser. Small group workshops will be conducted using Google Hangouts/Meet. Information regarding access to this workshop will be sent to you upon registration. An additional overview segment will be added to our first session to ensure that everyone can use the technology with ease. 

Space in the online workshop is limited to eight writers.
Should this workshop fill, there will be a waiting list. 

Online Writing Workshop

This eight week series meets on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. (EST).  All the information you’ll need to be an active participant in this workshop will be shared with you prior to our first session. Chrome browser recommended.

On Site Writing Workshops

These eight week series meets in Lahaska or New Hope. Daytime sessions run from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; Evening sessions run from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. 



AWA-affiliated workshops in Philadelphia

Should you be in Philly, know that our AWA Affiliates also offer writing workshops.

Greater Philadelphia Wordshop Studio
Workshops; Manuscript reviews
Philadelphia, PA
Contact: Allison Hicks
72 West Hillcrest Avenue
Havertown, PA 19083

Philadelphia Writers' Workshop
Tuesday Night Workshops; Manuscript reviews
Flourtown, PA
Contact:  Rachel Kobin
(610) 449-3773 | Rachel@phillywriters.com