Writing as a Healing Practice: a FREE panel discussion in Waco

Writing as a Healing Practice: a FREE panel discussion in Waco
Event on 2016-06-18 13:00:00
Writing as a Healing Practice presented by Veteran Writes, a project of The Writer's Garret at the Waco Public Library Genealogy Center & Meeting Room 6301 Bosque Blvd. #275, Waco, TX 76710 You are invited to a FREE panel discussion on writing's unique power to move, heal, and more deeply connect us to our own stories and those of others. All are warmly welcomed. Please join us on Saturday, June 18, from 1:00 – 2:30 pm. Guest speakers: Leila Levinson has led writing workshops for veterans and their spouses in Austin over the last three years. The daughter of a World War II veteran, she teaches writing and a literature of the Holocaust course at St. Edward’s University in Austin. Her book, Gated Grief. was a finalist for the 2013 Texas Nonfiction Book Award and won the 2011 President's Award from the Military Writers Society. Her website, www.veteranschildren.com, is a resource and forum for adult children of veterans. Jenuine Poetess is the founder of Waco Poets Society and ITWOW International–a writing circle project for womyn with chapters globally. Her debut collection, BloodStories: a cycle of 28 poems was published by Yellow Chair Press, May 2016. Jenuine is the founder, editor and midwife of truths for Unsilent an international blog where #courageiscontagious and there is #medicineinyourmetoo. She facilitates weekly creative writing programs for youth at Klaras Center for Families in Waco, and at the Texas Juvenile Justice Department correctional facility in Mart, Texas. Jenuine lives rooted in the fierce conviction that fostering the creative health of individuals & communities is a matter of justice. Find her online at www.jenuineartworks.com and @JenuineArtworks. Jack Woodville London is an acclaimed author, historian, and trial attorney. Honored as Author of the Year, MWSA 2011-2012, and winner, Indie Excellence Award, 2013, he is the author of the award-winning French Letters fiction series. His non-fiction book on the craft of writing, A Novel Approach, was published in 2014. Jack shares his love of writing with presentations and lectures at writing conferences throughout the United States and abroad. He lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife, Alice, and Junebug the writing cat. To learn more, visit www.jwlbooks.com. Ruth Pennebaker has written adult fiction (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakthrough, 2011) as well as three highly acclaimed young-adult novels, Don't Think Twice, Conditions of Love, and Both Sides Now. Her essays and articles have appeared in The New York Times, Texas Monthly, The Dallas Morning News, Parents, Redbook, McCall's,Cooking Light, and other nationwide publications. Her most recent work is a collaboration with artist/cartoonist Marian Henley on Pucker Up! The Subversive Woman's Guide to Aging with Wit, Wine, Drama, Humor, Perspective,and the Occasional Good Cry. Ruth and her mad-scientist husband live in downtown Austin. Find her online at www.ruthpennebaker.com. Register or simply attend as a walk-in on Saturday, June 18, at 1:00 p.m. We look forward to seeing you. For more information, contact Maggie McCarthy at geemaggie@gmail.com. This FREE panel discussion for all those interested in learning more about writing as a healing practice is made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

at West Waco Library & Genealogy Center
5301 Bosque Blvd. Suite 275 Waco, TX 76710
Waco, United States

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