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Are you a writer, or a journalist? Do you work in a small room all day and long to get outside your own head? Do you ever wish you could collaborate with others on a project, or participate in something larger than yourself?

Amherst Live is a collaborative endeavor, and we’re always looking for talented writers to work with us in helping our fellow townspeople discover their own stories, and shape them for an audience of their peers. The process is not unlike writing a profile: you find a subject, interview them at length, and work with them to structure a compelling story—except instead of writing the story yourself, and publishing it in quiet print, you return it to its rightful owner and help them share it with a live audience.

The satisfactions of helping someone discover and take command of their own story are profound and lasting. It’s also a great way to use your professional skills to actively engage the community in which you live. If you’re interested in learning more, contact amherstlive AT