Alyson Gold Weinberg,
Founder and President
Alyson is an award-winning writer and communications strategist with more than 25 years experience conceiving clear, targeted and persuasive messaging and materials for government agencies, non-profit organizations, and businesses. She specializes in reaching diverse internal and external audiences and is adept at translating complex, technical, medical, or industry-insider-speak into cohesive, accessible language. Prior to launching AWC, Alyson served as personal speechwriter to Eunice Kennedy Shriver and as a speechwriter and senior communications team member for several international organizations.
Alyson has written five non-fiction books—on such varied topics as conservation, executive leadership, and technical debt. She earned a B.A. in English and creative writing (poetry) from the University of Maryland, College Park, and has completed postgraduate
coursework in creative writing at Georgetown University, Johns Hopkins University, New York Summer Writers’ Institute, and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference.
Alyson's poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in December Magazine, The New Guard Review’s BANG!, Coneflower Cafe, Tiny Seed, among others. She is a finalist for the 2021 Jeff Marks Memorial Poetry Prize, judged by Carl Phillips, first prize winner of the 2021 Inner Loop/District Fray poetry contest, and first prize winner of the 2021 the Derick Burleson Poetry Prize. Alyson's play, Object Relations, a two-woman show containing nine original poems, received a live-streamed premiere performance in April, 2021, benefitting mental healthcare in DC. Plans are in the works for a stage production.