Pat’s Latest Book

from Oxford University Press

how the light

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Pat's poem, Barry Moser's illustration. Proceeds to AWA outreach. For the text of the poem, click here.

To hear Pat read the poem, click here.

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Upcoming Events: Workshops and Retreats

For information, contact Pat through the CONTACT page or call her at 413-253-6353.



Writing retreats and intensive workshops


Private work with Pat

Pat is available during the period of her sabbatical for work with a limited number of poets who want responses to their works in progress. To discuss that possibility, contact Pat HERE.


Read Testimonials and responses to Pat Schneider’s Workshops & Retreats HERE


Pat is not offering any workshops or retreats during the 2017 summer months. There are many workshop and retreat leaders throughout the US and abroad who are trained and certified in her workshop method, described in her book, Writing Alone and With Others, Oxford University Press.  Contact information about trained and affiliated leaders is available on the Amherst Writers & Artists website.

Pat has just completed a new book of poems titled The Weight of Love. She will spend the summer working on new writing.

A group of poems from The Weight of Love appeared in the January 2016 issue of The Sun.  Her essay titled “Original Voices: Teaching Everyone to Write” appeared in Anchor Magazine in the Spring Summer 2016 edition.





Amherst Writers & Artists (AWA) is the organization that is carrying on the work Pat established and carried on for more than 30 years. To discover how you can write with an AWA Method Group, or become trained as an AWA facilitator, please click this link.