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Food for Thought: A Poetry Cafe

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A poetry making workshop for these challenging times, to express our feelings & connect to our own creativity.

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Food for Thought: A Poetry Cafe

Offered by Redwing Keyssar, RN, Author, Director of Patient and Caregiver Education at The MERI Center for Education in Palliative Care, UCSF/Mt Zion

Fridays, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Through 12/18/2020 EXCEPT 11/20 & 11/27

Dates for 2021: January 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th, February 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th


In this one-hour “Poetry Café”, co-sponsored by the MERI Center for Education in Palliative Care and Art for Recovery, we will enter the realm of creativity through the art of “Poem-Making”

We will:

• Create a safe environment for each other-with a short guided meditation and music

• Listen to some poems read out loud and see how they make us feel

• Use some specific words or “prompts” to encourage our own “poem-making”

• Share our poetic explorations

In these challenging times, it is more important than ever to express our feelings and connect to our own creativity and community. Join us in using poetry writing as self-care and explore our feelings, fears, and hopes.

“Poetry is simply speaking the truth. Each of us has a truth as unique as our own fingerprints” ~ Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen, from Intro to Poetic Medicine by John Fox

Making poems can:

• Surprise us

• Allow expression of feelings in creative ways

• Guide our own healing journey

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