Writing to Thrive: A Creative Response to Trauma, led by local poet & writer Rhonda Rosenheck
5-6:30 PM on Thursdays, November 2, 9 & 16.
Waterford Public Library, 117 Third Street, Waterford, NY 12188.
Register for any number of sessions, by library’s phone only: 518-237-0891
Writing can awaken your creative impulse during and after loss, illness and other traumas. Applying the mighty pen to harshly painful experiences can lead you up the path of healing and self-love. You’ll be offered starting points (called prompts) and opportunities to try different forms and then focus on the genre you choose. Each of the three 90-minute workshops will include fresh samples for inspiration, time to write, encouragement, and optional sharing in an appreciative, safe environment: attend any or all. No writing experience necessary; teens through seniors welcome. Bring your favorite writing implements (e.g. paper and pen, a journal, a laptop computer). Saratoga Arts made this program possible through the Community Arts Regrant Program, funded by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.
Rhonda Rosenheck is an emerging poet and writer. Her publications include: The Five Books of Limericks; Sin No More! A Biblical Sea Shanty; Looking: Out, Up, In & Under Rocks; and Yiddische Yoga: OYsanas for Every Generation. Individual poems have appeared in magazines, journals, and anthologies and have been performed live. Rhonda often uses creative writing to move her through the trauma of illness and grief. She writes in her Waterford, NY studio, the Poet’s Perch.