-Write in response to a variety of exercises
-Identify strengths in your writing
-Build trust in your unique voice
-Share skills in a supportive setting
-Receive thoughtful critique 

8 week sessions $140
My workshops are open to anyone with a desire to write, at all levels of experience. If you have always wanted to write, or want to get back to it; if you want to change genre or style; if you write for a living, but yearn for a creative outlet; if you are a poet, playwright, a teller of stories, then the AWA method is for you.
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A wildlands firefighter, injured in service, becomes caretaker to her autistic nephew.
Pushcart Prize Nominee!
A young woman's first year of recovery in AA
Lambda Literary Award Finalist!
Bridget Bufford leads creative writing workshops using the Amherst Writers & Artists Method. Her shorter works have appeared in numerous small litmags and fat anthologies.
Short Story
"Bridget's workshops unplug my mind and let my writing flow. My professional work keeps me dammed up, always meeting other people's needs, but in workshop I release the backed-up images, with surprising results. It is in workshop that I truly feel like the writer I am intended to be."

has written for
O, Woman's Day, More, Family Circle, Parents, and Fitness, as well as  Public Radio's International Marketplace. Her book If I am Missing or Dead made both the New York Times and London Times bestseller lists.
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Bridget Bufford
(573) 864-9326
Creative Writing of Columbia
P.O. Box 7055
Columbia, MO 65205-7055