Scheduled Event: Gifts of a Wordsmith Workshop

Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words  Robert Frost

 

Poetry has been used as therapy for a very long time.  The use of words to heal and encourage personal growth is documented in the writings of primitive man, Egyptian and Roman medicine, and also noted in the Bible in the Psalms of King David and the Song of Solomon.

Today, it is not uncommon for medical therapies to be intertwined with the arts.  Studies have shown that writing therapy can help lower stress levels by allowing the writer to become more in touch with who they are. This introspection allows a person to be better at  identifying troubling issues and deal with them more efficiently, which, in turn, promotes personal growth and improves interactions with others. 

In a recent online article on Psychology Today.com article titled “Why Writing is Good for Your Health”, the author shares how the power of words can help a person grow.

Beginning Tuesday, June 3rd, Homewood Library will be hosting Real Life Poets, a non-profit creative writing group.  The program called Gifts of a Wordsmith is a poetry workshop for adults. This group will meet the first Tuesday of each month from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  For more information, please contact John Paul Taylor at johnpaul@reallifepoets.org.