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Pia Spector | Illia Thompson | Mary Dignan | Linda Pedrazzini Hevern | Carol Mathew-Rogers | Donald William Mathews | History |

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" When we write, we create, and when we offer our creations to one another, we close the wound of loneliness and may participate in healing the broken world. Our words, our truth, our imagining, our dreaming may be the best gifts we have to give."

—Pia Spector

Pia Sieroty Spector is an art historian, former teacher and small business owner, and currently a writing group facilitator. She holds a BA in Art History from UC Santa Cruz and a MA in Art History from Emory University in Atlanta Georgia.

Pia first experienced the Amherst Writers and Artist (AWA) method as a writing group participant at Bread of Life in Sacramento two years ago. She was immediately inspired by the positive experience she had and became committed to sharing the AWA method as a facilitator. She loves to watch people who have been life-long writers, and those who have never written, come together to write to a prompt, or write what needs to be written. She is fascinated by the community that forms, the inspiration that is shared, and the stories that are told. Her favorite quote is "Be led by your joy," from Pat Schneider, author of How the Light Gets in: Writing as Spiritual Practice.

Pia has two grown daughters, and she is a lover of all things delicious: language, food, wine, art, people and landscapes. Pia is a published poet who is now focusing on the art of creative nonfiction. Learn more from her website: http://www.piasierotyspector.com

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