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Writing to Wellness™
Writing to Wellness™ is a discussion-based workshop designed for writers to use poetry as a tool for healing. Through expressive forms of creative writing, participants will learn helpful tips via discussion on how to navigate through the process of healing; advocate for others; and build a safe space for self-care. Co-sponsored by Fairfax Library Foundation.
About the Presenter
C. Alexandria-Bernard Thomas is an award-winning poet, teaching artist and advocate for Child Abuse Prevention, the LGBTQIA community and Mental Health Awareness. He was named a pioneer of poetry by the National Underground Spoken Word Poetry Award (NUSPA) in 2015. C. has mesmerized audiences at Angelina College, Howard University, Prince George’s Community College, Thomas Jefferson University, Busboys and Poets (as a featured poet and host), Studio 2001 Art Gallery, The Athenaeum and the Torpedo Art Factory, just to name a few.
C. has partnered with the Northern Virginia Association of Fine Arts (NVAFA); Carlyle House Historic Park, producing annual events highlighting African American excellence; and leads his popular discussion-based writer’s workshop, Writing to Wellness™, that uses poetry as a tool for healing when navigating childhood trauma with Creative Suitland Arts Center, Heard and SMYAL.
C. is a true force of nature and a necessary voice for uplifting the community and inspiring hope. Witnessing him perform, teaching in the classroom or mesmerizing an audience during a speaking engagement is experiencing love in action. Learn more about C. on his website: www.iamcthomas.net.
This program is appropriate for ages 18+. An invitation to join this virtual event will be sent to participants one day prior to the event . Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.