Wednesday, October 28, 5:00-7:00pm EDT
Art-inspired poetry can soothe our fatigued spirits in a tumultuous and uncertain world. Taking inspiration from "Adirondack Chairs" by Gallery 46 artist, Sarah Yeoman, poet JC Wayne will guide us through exploring what a "healing poem" is, examples of healing poems and writing one as a source of personal peace and refuge. As part of the process, we will tour some simple ways of tapping into our own inner capacity for well-being and creativity. And there's a special bonus: Sarah will be at the workshop to share the experience of her inspiration and creative process for her piece and answer participant questions.
About JC Wayne
JC Wayne is a poet, visual artist, "book doula" and founder of The Poartry Project, whose mission is "building loving worlds through loving words". She is founder and host of the internationally-livestreamed Voicing Art Poetry Reading Series in Burlington, Vermont; poetry adventure guide of Plein Air Poetry of Nature Walks; creator of the Free Little Poetry Project; and a poetry mentor at King Street Center. She recently released her first book of poetry, "Voicing Art", and has been awarded a Livable Cities Initiative grant by the City of New Haven for her "Loving Heart for Healthy Communities" project. She got her formal education in International Relations and Art History at Brown, Harvard and Tufts Universities, but she considers her travel to 49 US states (and counting) and 23 countries a greatest source of gaining wisdom and a care for community service that makes poetry, art and storytelling welcoming and accessible to all. Her work can be found at poartry.org.