When Anne Sexton began therapy, her therapist recommended that she try writing poetry to deal with depression. She did so and within three years published her first col-lection, To Bedlam and Partway Back. A recent CNN article entitled “This May Be the Most Creative Path to Mental Health You’ve Never Tried” cites a number of scientific studies exploring the positive effects on mental health of reading, writing, and listening to poetry. The workshop will include examples of poets writing their way through trauma, including some of Janet’s attempts to achieve emotional balance through poetry, and an exercise using imagery to tackle difficult emotional material. Janet Lee Warman is professor emerita of English at Elon University.
This event is sponsored by the Burlington Writers Club. Contact Cheryl Wilder for more information:919-633-5350, cheryl[at]bornwilderdotcom