Writing Our Way Though Cancer
Thursdays, Nov. 8 — Dec. 20 (no class on Nov. 22)
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Alta Bates Comprehensive Cancer Center, Berkeley
"We have nothing to say.” says poet Marie Howe. Words come to us, words write us, if we can open ourselves to receiving them.
We will use the 8 weeks to delve into our own life journey—whether it is a recent cancer diagnosis, what that brought up from the past, a childhood memory, or a dream—and open to what wants to be said.
We will use mindfulness to help us be receptive. We will use writing prompts like this one: “Think of an experience that changed the course of your life. Now write about the hour before that.”
We will make up our own writing prompts and use music and visual art to spark creativity.
Whether you have never written before or are a writer wanting to work on an unfinished piece, this class will support your creativity and healing.
Maura is an artist, poet, and teacher who has tapped into creativity as a wellspring for healing for most of her life. She was the Spiritual Care coordinator at the Cancer Center for 9 years and now teaches there in Supportive Care Services.
This class is open to anyone whose life has been affected by cancer and their caregivers.
To register through the Cancer Center website: Writing Our Way Through Cancer
For more information call or email Maura at 510 652-0560 or firstname.lastname@example.org