Poetry as Integrative Med Carousel.jpg Horizontal TabsDescription Attention readers and writers, teachers, caregivers and others! Learn about poems that illuminate the healing properties of poetry in this seminar-style course with Holly Wren Spaulding. Activities include reading, discussion and writing exercises. All are welcome! Tuesday, October 9, 2018 to Thursday, October 11, 2018 Registration Fee: $275 *K-12 Educators: Earn 14 State of Michigan SCECH clock hours by attending this workshop. This course is now closed. The right words, in the right order, can be medicine. For millennia, humans have sung, chanted and conveyed stories in verse to heal, make meaning, grow stronger and prevail. This seminar style course welcomes readers and writers, as well as healers, caregivers, teachers, spiritual leaders and anyone else wanting to integrate poetry into their personal or professional practice. Together, we'll read and discuss a selection of poems that illuminate the healing properties of poetry, from the way it can help to "order the chaos," enact transformation, or provide proof that others have survived, and so can we. We'll use a range of improvisational writing exercises to generate some of our own language, which may lead in the direction of a poem, letter, prayer, eulogy, or magic spell. No previous experience required. Faculty Holly Wren Spaulding Instructor of Creative Writing, Interlochen College of Creative Arts Schedule Supplies Students should bring a notebook and pen. Coffee, tea and snacks will be provided.