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“The workshop returned me to what I love about writing. Having Rebecca as a teacher made me feel fully seen and challenged. Since the class I have come back to writing with a new veracity. I am nearly done with the solo show, finished two tv pitches and have spent the last two weeks pitching: Hulu, Disney+, Paramount+, OWN, Showtime, and Amazon is tomorrow. Forgive the list of accomplishments. I only share them because you evoked a change in me and I am forever grateful.” –K. Foster

“Working with Rebecca is to discover that her gift for writing is equally matched by her ability to teach as she masterfully holds space for every type of story and person. With compassion and patience she helps each writer discover their story and then provides a generous toolbox of resources and wisdom for the way forward. She leaves no stone unturned, making AOM the most joyful learning experience of my life. Thank you, Rebecca.” ––Rosanna Llorens

“Being immersed in the week long intensive was a revelatory experience that put me in touch with my own clarity and purpose. As an instructor Rebecca builds a foundation of community grounded in compassion, integrity and honesty. She is a consummate teacher, editor and mentor. Rebecca is blissfully open and devoted to helping every student find their truth.”  –Valorie Thomas

“I can’t even begin to express how much I loved this workshop. The revelations I gained along the way were priceless. Experiences like these come along once in a lifetime. Rebecca Walker is phenomenal.” –Petrina Khashoggi

Rebecca Walker has discovered a way to create an environment that feels utterly singular. She has a rare ability to bring together rigor and vulnerability, risk and safety, intensity and breath. While writers had periods of time to write, read, and reflect, we also engaged in concentrated sessions of feedback; it was as if temporality itself stretched and retracted to accommodate our praxis. Rebecca’s interest during the week was to generate community amongst writers who were delving into very personal explorations, and her lived insight into the question of “practice”–the practice of writing and how it is inherently informed by practices of living–made for an experience that reached participants far beyond the level of task, skill, or technique. ––Ariel Osterweis

“I process experiences slowly and am now realizing the deep impact of Maui, the workshop and Rebecca’s insights and teachings. Her talent is beyond recognition and I’m forever grateful.” –Lia Longworthy

“This will change your life. I have never been happier. Rebecca is masterful in the way she leads this workshop. I left loving the writer that dwells inside me.” –Candida Alvarez

“Rebecca Walker is a fearless and compassionate teacher. The AOM workshop provides an astonishing amount of information and coaching in one intense week. Rebecca feels for a pulse and, finding it faintly beating, draws your attention to it, helps you recognize its rhythm, and then teaches you how to write the story of your heart. I left inspired and emboldened!” –Porter Merriman




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