My journey with the AWA Method began in 2014, when I attended workshops at Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, organized by the New York Writers Coalition. I was so inspired by the method and the community growing around it that I carried on taking part in the public workshops organized by the wonderful NYWC. When the opportunity came up in 2016 to be trained as a volunteer leader with NYWC, I seized it. I led my first workshop at the Lighthouse, a transitional housing facility for young men in the Bronx, and I led there for a few months. I continue to lead NYWC workshops at libraries and community centers in various neighborhoods around the city.
In the summer of 2017, I decided to get certified by AWA itself. It is a method I believe in, whose positive impact I witness at every workshop I attend or lead. I am very grateful to be able to introduce people to this method and to journey with them as they find their true, creative selves through writing. Safe Space Stories is my latest literary venture, after having founded the Singapore Literature Festival in New York and the Second Saturdays reading series, both in their fourth year.
In addition to being a certified Amherst Writers & Artists (AWA) facilitator and NYWC trained volunteer leader, I am also a published author and editor. Read more about me here.