Always Wanted to Write is a writing studio located at the Delavan Studios, an arts and cultural hub two blocks west of historic Armory Square in Syracuse, NY. AWTW offers online writing workshops and writing critique groups.
AWTW founder Linda Lowen is a book reviewer for Publishers Weekly. Her micro nonfiction has been published in the New York Times and in “Tiny Love Stories: True Tales of Love in 100 Words or Less” (Artisan Books, December 2020). She is the author of “100 Things to Do in Syracuse Before You Die,” Metro Syracuse’s first travel guidebook, forthcoming from Reedy Press in Spring 2022.
Her writing advice has appeared in The Writer and Writer’s Digest magazines. A creative nonfiction instructor for the Downtown Writer’s Center in Syracuse, NY, she also teaches through Writers in the Mountains and Oasis Lifelong Learning.
In 2021 she was commissioned by Symphoria and CirqOvation to adapt Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic for modern audiences with circus-inspired performances instead of ballet. “The Nutcracker Twist: An Enchanted Journey” debuted in a live performance at the New York State Fairgrounds that December to a sold-out audience of over a thousand.
Linda has presented at writing conferences from the Chautauqua Writers’ Festival to HippoCamp, the annual nonfiction conference of Hippocampus magazine.
A successful freelance writer for nearly two decades, AWTW founder Linda Lowen has written over 2500 pieces of online content for the New York Times Company, MSN.com and MSN Living.
Linda has won regional and national awards for her print, online and broadcast work. She is the editor of Hopeful Grateful Strong, a collection of essays by first-time writers on surviving cancer.
Links to work published online is at LindaLowen.com
She also hosts writing retreats in beachside communities in the off-season; details are at StruckByWriting.com