"If the path is beautiful, let's not ask where it leads."

--Anatole France

write with me

What I love about writing: it's available to anyone who wants to use it. Whatever your background or age, I can help you tell your stories in your voice.

This can be exciting and a bit scary, but it’s wonderful to jump in with a the support of other writers. With more than 20 years’ experience as a workshop leader and published author, I can guide you through it!

I lead workshops and discussion groups in the New York Tristate region and elsewhere, and I’m certified as a workshop leader by Amherst Writers & Artists. I’m also a member of American Society of Journalists and Authors.

Topics include memoir, creative writing, poetry, literature, essay for teens, and marketing for artists and writers. I also lead author interview and book discussion groups for individuals, nonprofits and corporations.

I’m certified as a workshop leader by Amherst Writers & Artists, a writing organization founded on the belief that everyone is a writer. AWA has supported practiced and emerging voices through a proven workshop method for more than 30 years.

Special Events

Group Poetry Reading with Elaine Sexton

NYC, Thursday, March 17, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Willa Cather Room, Jefferson Market Library 


kind words for cathy

“I have enjoyed your Memoir Writing Class immensely!

It has provided a stimulating impetus to do what writers

need to do... WRITE!”

“Thank you for creating such a supportive environment. The class helped me recognize the overarching themes in my writing, providing me with the structure I needed to get the words on the page.”

“I have acquired some intensely useful perspective, and technique, in your group—ways to approach my writing that are genuinely helpful. I am grateful for your unwavering support.”

read my books

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read my poems

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American Journal of Nursing

Middle Patent Cemetery, 10/24/13


Daydreams on Hudson

Against Closure


Broadway Bagel

Jewish Literary Journal

Love Me Like Eve, Yom Kippur

Matters of Life and Death and Sunday School

The Five-Two Crime Poetry Journal

Eve Shrugged

Take a Bite Out of Crime


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Cathy Wald