Amherst Writers and Artists

February 24, 2018

The Birth of Writelines

I didn’t start with the intention of changing people’s lives through writing workshops. I didn’t even know about small in-house workshops where confidentiality is a vow all who attend must take. As I frequently told my daughters,  your life can change with one phone call. Exhibit A: Me and Writing Workshops. The call came from Canada, generated by one of my boarding academy girlfriends. “Dale,” Aprille said, “I’m going to be in Massachusetts on November 11, and I didn’t know if we could arrange for a dinner.” I immediately agreed, and on November 11, 2004, David and I set out. A two-hour drive seemed like around the block when she […]