One True Voice

Generative Creative Writing Workshops

Margaret MacInnis facilitates online generative creative writing workshops in the Amherst Writers & Artists method, as developed by Pat Schneider in Amherst, Massachusetts. The AWA method has been inspiring and nurturing writers of all levels and backgrounds for decades.


About Margaret MacInnis

Margaret MacInnis holds MFA degrees from Queens University of Charlotte and the University of Iowa. Her essays, stories, and poems have appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Brevity, Crab Orchard Review, Colorado Review, DIAGRAM, Gettysburg Review, Massachusetts Review, Mid-American Review, River Teeth, Tampa Review and elsewhere. Her work has won recognition as prizewinners, honorable mentions, or finalists by Best American Essays 2007, 2009, and 2011, Best American Non-Required Reading 2009, The Briar Cliff Review, Creative Nonfiction/ WW Norton, Gulf Coast, Literal Latté, Mid-American Review, Press 53, and elsewhere. Her most recent work has appeared in Brevity, DIAGRAM, and NELLE. A three-time Pushcart nominee, she has twice been a VCCA Fellow, both in Virginia and France. While at the University of Iowa, MacInnis taught Introduction to Creative Nonfiction and served as an Editorial Assistant at The Iowa Review. The 2007 William Raney Scholar in Nonfiction at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, MacInnis has served as a member of the Prose Admissions Committee for the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. She has also recently taught and tutored Composition at Kirkwood Community College. She lives in Iowa City with her family. Since 2010, MacInnis has worked as personal assistant to Marilynne Robinson.


Affiliate of Amherst Writers & Artists

One True Voice welcomes anyone who wants to write, regardless of experience. My mission as a facilitator is to encourage, support, and protect writers’ unique voices. I warmly invite you to write with me, to read your freshly generated work, and then to receive supportive feedback that speaks directly to the strength of your “one true inner voice.” 


“We are so many selves. It’s not just the long-ago child within us who needs tenderness and inclusion, but the person we were last year, wanted to be yesterday, tried to become in one job or in one winter, in one love affair or in one house where even now, we can close our eyes and smell the rooms. What brings together these ever-shifting selves of infinite reactions and returnings is this: There is always one true inner voice. Trust it.” 
― Gloria Steinem, Revolution from Within: A Book of Self-Esteem



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