Words & Healing: Writing Poetry and Prose About the Cancer Experience

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RSVP FOR THIS PROGRAM - $30

October 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Participants are expected to attend all 4 classes, beginning on Wednesday, October 2nd.

with Stacie Marinelli

Having cancer brings up so many new emotions and its trials test our stamina and strength. Writing about what we go through can release some of the trauma and allow us to view our path with new eyes. This is a four-session writing workshop for writers at all levels that will culminate in a reading of our work. Together we will share what we have to say about living with cancer from diagnosis to survivorship and generate new work through spontaneous writing using various prompts. Bring a notebook or laptop to the sessions.

Suggested Donation: $30 (includes all 4 classes)

Our programs are open to the community, and tailored to meet the needs of people affected by cancer. Classes and workshops are free or low cost on a pay-as-you-can basis, ensuring that our programs are accessible to everyone.


About Stacie Marinelli

Stacie Marinelli is a local writer, researcher and storyteller who became involved with the Smith Center after her diagnosis of tongue & neck cancer in 2012. Words about the experience tumbled out in journal entries and poems which allowed her to better accept her cancer. She has blogged about her sense of community during cancer treatment and on being a peer mentor for the cancer-support group Imerman Angels. In Boston and DC, she led workshops on writing practice based on the books of Natalie Goldberg, on writing about one’s life as a heroic journey, and on creative memoir. She served as the managing editor of a New England storytelling newsletter for many years and her writing and editing work includes poems and articles published in anthologies and magazines.

Details

Date:
October 2
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Venue

Smith Center for Healing and the Arts
1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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Phone:
202.483.8600
Website:
http://www.smithcenter.org
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