Joanne Brown is a poet, writer, and writing teacher working with the Amherst Writers & Artists method. She turned her passion for writing into an award-winning career in corporate communications, helping large and small businesses as well as nonprofits communicate powerfully. In 2012, after completing a 40-hour course she became certified in the Amherst Writers & Artists writing retreat method, developed by Pat Schneider and described in her book, “Writing Alone and With Others” (Oxford University Press, 2003). Joanne lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and currently spends time writing poetry and offering writing workshops. Her work has been published by Persimmon Tree and Evening Street Review.