Every May, AWA workshop leaders across the globe bring writers together. Leaders help AWA raise funds by offering donation-based writing groups. Proceeds from each session support AWA and its mission. New writers experience the AWA method and celebrate the unique creativity in each other’s voices.

Write Around The World 2024 is nearly here! Check out this year’s event calendar and sign up for your chance to produce some great writing, engage with a supportive community and experience the magic of AWA. We’re offering groups nearly every day!

This writing was done in Lisa Colburn and Summer Hardinge’s workshop during last year’s WAW.


Loon Calls by Kristin W. Davis

 A loon   her chick   on the lake

we’re on the phone   I ride

rise and fall   listen for tone

is she    of the current    separating,

closer again   a brief hoot

overwhelmed   as they drift?

Her tremolo  “I am here”

reassurance.  I feel it

in my body   my red eye

striped collar   the throat

tight   mother loon

plunges   my gut curdles

She surfaces   no fish

a croak    must swallow

the chick   climbs her back

nestles    gray down    deep

fluid tones    under mother’s

stiff wing   no matter how taut

I have no air     I must

sing anyway.