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Pat Schneider

Author's Bio

I am a poet, playwright, librettist and non-fiction writer. I am best known for my method of leading creative writing workshops, described in Writing Alone & With Others, and for How the Light Gets In: Writing as a Spiritual Practice, both from Oxford University Press. I am founder/director emerita of Amherst Writers & Artists, www.amherstwriters.com, which offers trainings in my workshop method, and coordinates chapters of workshop leaders worldwide. I speak and also lead workshops and retreats. I'm a grandmother, and I am usually owned by at least one obnoxious cat. www.patschneider.com

Publications and Prizes

Books:
How the Light Gets In: Writing as a Spiritual Practice (Oxford University Press, 2013), Another River: New and Selected Poems (Amherst Writers & Artists Press, 2005), The Patience of Ordinary Things (Amherst Writers & Artists Press, 2003), Writing Alone & With Others (Oxford University Press, 2003), Olive Street Transfer (Amherst Writers & Artists Press, 1999), Wake Up Laughing: A Spiritual Autobiography (Negative Capability Press, 1997), Long Way Home (Amherst Writers & Artists Press, 1993), The Writer as an Artist: A New Approach to Writing Alone and With Others (Lowell House, 1993), In Our Own Voices (Amherst Writers & Artists Press, 1989), White River Junction (Amherst Writers & Artists Press, 1987)
Anthologies:
Family Reunion (Chicory Blue Press, 2003), Crossing Paths (Mad River Press, 2002), Rocking the Ages (Chrysalis Books, 2000), Grow Old Along With Me The Best is Yet to Be (Papier-Mache Press, 1996), Alphabestiary (Boyds Mills Press, 1995), If I Had My Life to Live Over I Would Pick More Daisies (Papier-Mache Press, 1992), Women of the 14th Moon: Writings on Menopause (Crossing Press, 1991), Word of Mouth (Crossing Press, 1990)
Journals:
Chrysalis, Deus Loci: The Lawrence Durrell Journal, Minnesota Review, Ms., New York Quarterly, North Dakota Quarterly, Sewanee Review, The Sun, Thema
Prizes:
Grants from the National Endowment and Massachusetts Cultural Council for our work with under-served populations. I have not sought prizes, but I have given birth to four of them, all writers, named Rebecca, Laurel, Paul and Bethany Schneider.

Pat Schneider Resume

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
The Beautiful Invisible by Giovanni Vignale, The River of No Return by Bee Ridgway, Emily Dickinson's Fascicles by Dorothy Huff Oberhaus
Favorite Books:

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Listing last updated: February 26, 2013

More Information

Listed as:
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Caucasian
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Ava, MO
Raised in:
St. Louis, MO
Agent:
Alexis Hurley

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