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“Pat Schneider is a fuse lighter. Her work is gentle, playful, brilliant, and revolutionary. She is the real animal.”
~ Julia Cameron, author of The Right to Write and The Artist’s Way

“The wisest teacher of writing I know.”
~ Peter Elbow, from the Foreword to Writing Alone and With Others

 

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Come Write with Pat in Amherst in a combined Writing/SoulCollage Workshop

Last summer Pat Schneider and Sue Reynolds offered a workshop where participants engaged with the deep SoulCollage process during the day and then wrote from the images they'd produced in the evenings.

You can read Pat's original post from last year HERE, full of trepidation about "making art" from before the retreat began.

And you can read her joyous report from after the retreat HERE.

Join Pat and Sue to experience this journey into the Self through writing and collage. Read about the Retreat for 2015 at this link, June 4 to 7.

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Pat’s Latest Book

from Oxford University Press

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Reviews:

Her book will have wide appeal to both amateur and seasoned writers and spiritual seekers whether or not tied to any tradition. The book is also useful as a tool for growth through reflection and writing. Highly recommended. — Carolyn Craft, Library Journal Review