Rainforest Writers is a new creative writing workshop in Petersburg, Alaska, based on the Amherst Writers & Artists (AWA) method.  Learn more about the AWA Method here.

These workshops are facilitated by Orin Pierson, whose writing you have read for many years in the pages of the Petersburg Pilot and whose words you’ve seen performed onstage at Wright Auditorium in performances by the Mitkof Mummers.


Orin is an Amherst Writers & Artists Affiliate, certified to lead writing workshops in the AWA method as described in Writing Alone & With Others by Pat Schneider, Oxford University Press.

Rainforest Writers small group workshops, held in the Ruth Sandvik Conference Room in the Petersburg Public Library, provide a supportive environment where everyone can find and develop their own unique writing voice.

Single day pop up sessions, five week sessions*, and ten week sessions which include a manuscript review component*.  Space is limited, so join the mailing list to be notified when sign-ups are open.