Amy J Barry
Welcome to my website, where you can learn more about the various services I offer as a professional journalist, writer, editor, and creative arts educator; providing classes and workshops to help you experience the joy, healing, and transformation of expressing yourself through words and art.
Amy writes feature articles, art, theater and book reviews, food stories, and
opinion columns for weekly and daily newspapers, magazines, university, and online publications.
She is a member of the Connecticut Critics Circle. She is also a member of the Society of
Professional Journalists (SPJ) and has won more than a dozen awards for “Excellence in Journalism”
from SPJ-Connecticut Chapter, garnering 10 First Place awards for both her popular columns, "A Parent's Eye View" and her most current column, "My Generation," about life from the perspective of a Baby Boomer.
Amy is the author of A Child's Grief Journey, a picture book to help young children cope with the death of a parent.The book was selected as one of the best five books for 1999 by Education World.
She is a Hospice trained bereavement support group facilitator, and has also facilitated parenting
and caregiver support groups.
Amy graduated cum laude from University of Hartford in 1978 with a BA in English literature and a
minor in mass communications.
She received a certificate in the Expressive Arts from Salve Regina University
in 2010 enabling her to facilitate expressive arts workshops and programs for children and adults, described in a feature article in 4/25/13 Shore Publishing weeklies:
She is president of the Bruce Wetjen Music Memorial fund that supports music, arts programs,
and scholarships for underprivileged youth. For more information about how you can help, Click Here.