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Shift, Alt, Delete: Writing as a way to make changes in your life

October 30 @ 12:00 pm 2:00 pm EDT

A Workshop for Graduate Students at the University of Toronto

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Shift, Alt, Delete: Writing as a Way to Make Change in Your Life,

Sometimes the routines that support you, bind you. Perhaps you drink the same coffee, commute on the same road, go to your job or your desk in the same way every day. Note the feeling associated with these routines: comfort? stuckness? In this Poet in Community workshop, we’ll take time to get grounded, then use writing exercises to free up other ways of doing things and seeing things. No special writing experience necessary.

Wednesday October 30, 2019 12PM-2PM

Grad Room, School of Graduate Studies

Ronna Bloom is a teacher, writing coach and the author of six books of poetry. Her most recent book, The More (Pedlar Press, 2017) was longlisted for the City of Toronto Book Award. Her poems have been recorded by the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, translated into Spanish, Bangla, and Chinese and have been used in the work of architects, filmmakers, doctors, academics, and spiritual leaders.

Ronna has been the Poet in Community to the University of Toronto since 2008 and is currently also the Poet in Residence in the Health, Arts and Humanities Program at U of T. In the programmes, she offers students and health care professionals opportunities to articulate their experiences through poetry and reflective writing. She brings 25 years of experience as a psychotherapist to her work as a teacher and facilitator. Her Spontaneous Poetry Booths and RX for Poetry have appeared in hospital waiting rooms, bookstores, fundraisers and arts events in Canada and abroad. www.ronnabloom.com See more about the Poet in Community programme: http://harthouse.ca/poet-in-community/