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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Private Work with Pat

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





Pat is available for work with a limited number of persons who want responses to their poems, memoir or non-fiction. To discuss that possibility, contact Pat HERE.


Read Testimonials and responses to Pat Schneider’s Workshops & Retreats HERE
Seven poems from Pat’s forthcoming book of poems 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.


Pat is not offering any workshops or retreats at this time. 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.





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.