create with cathy


"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
Buddhist Poetry Review                               
Pick-Up Sticks                                                   
Daydreams on Hudson
Classical Poets                                               


Jewish Literary Journal
Love Me Like Eve, Yom Kippur

The Five-Two Crime Poetry Journal              
Eve Shrugged                                                

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contact cathy

Cathy Wald


Email: [email protected]