University of Toronto's Poet in Community

Writing Your Way Out of A Paper Bag

October 27, 2010 · 1 Comment

The Mount Sinai Program in
Narrative and Healthcare Humanities
University of Toronto
Poet in Community Program
Writing Your Way Out of a Paper Bag
With Ronna Bloom
This workshop focuses on using writing as a tool to explore where people are stuck, and help unstick them. It includes a talk about blocks, frustrations and the tactics we use to avoid/deal with situations. Participants engage in writing exercises designed to open the experience, let some air in, see what’s there, and perhaps show the possibility of new directions. (This is done in a creative, non-didactic way and it doesn’t promise to solve anything!  It’s meant to be fun.)
Ronna Bloom is a poet, teacher and psychotherapist. She has published four books of poetry, most recently Permiso (Pedlar Press, 2009) shortlisted for the Pat Lowther Award. Ronna has hosted workshops across Canada and abroad. She has designed and led writing workshops for health care professionals at UHN, students at the Medical School of U of T, Occupational Therapists’ and Social Workers’ professional development retreats, and front-line hospital workers at Sunnybrook who were affected by SARS. She is currently Poet in Community at the University of Toronto.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
60 Murray Street
3rd Floor – Classroom A
Mount Sinai Hospital
Brown Paper Bag – BYOL
(RSVP to or 416-586-4800 ext. 8325)

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