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UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

Writing as Healing

 

A weekly writing group for those touched by cancer

Writing as Healing workshop © UC RegentsWhether you're a patient, family member, friend, caregiver or health-care provider, you have a story to share. This group is a supportive place for you to express yourself through writing.  During group meetings, participants write and respond to each other's creative work.

Writing shapes,
molds and recasts
human experiences.

Writing with others is inspirational, fun and healing.  Come join with us as we write together and share our voices.

No experience in creative writing is required.  The intention of the workshop is to create a sense of freedom and excitement about writing. We are all writers. Discover and share with us your way and your voice.

Classes

Expressive Writing:
Reduces stress
Decreases symptoms
Strengthens immune systems
Shortens recovery periods
Improves family relationships

  • Sessions meet weekly. 
  • Please check our community calendar for the current class schedule.
  • There is no cost to participate. 
  • You may join at any time.

For more information or to register: Call 916-734-0823 or e-mail patricia.robinson@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu.

About the Facilitator:

Writing sessions are facilitated by John Crandall, a trained workshop leader. John currently teaches expressive writing classes for the UC Davis Extension, as well as facilitating writing workshops for Sutterwriters/Amherst Writers and Artists (AWA). John is the author of "Poet Healed", published by LAMP in 2005.