Special Events

Pat Schneider, Sapphire, and Valerie Ann Leff at the 92nd Street YM-YWHA in Manhattan


Join Pat Schneider, Sapphire, Westport Writers' Workshop Executive Director Valerie Ann Leff, and other leaders of the Amherst Writers and Artists community on Sun, Apr 27, 12:30-9:30pm, for a celebratory day of writing workshops, book talks, a short film screening and a panel discussion.

  • Workshops with Lynne Connor, Kate Hymes, Bisi Ideraabdullah, Maureen Buchanan Jones, Aaron Zimmerman, and other Amherst Writers and Artists leaders.
  • Film screening: Tell Me Something I Can't Forget, the award-winning documentary about Pat Schneider's work writing with women in a public housing project in Chicopee, MA.
  • Panel: Writing as Service -- a conversation about offering writing workshops in orphanage schools, community centers, prisons, homeless shelters, and hospitals both in the United States and as far away as Malawi, Africa, moderated by Valerie Ann Leff
  • 7:30 pm: Evening event -- Pat Schneider: How the Light Gets In: Writing as a Spiritual Practice. Introduced by Sapphire, bestselling author of Push andThe Kid.
  • Book signing reception

Dinner will be included with the full day event.


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