Writing for Healing: words to light our way
I am thrilled to announce my book Heart on the Page:
A Portable Writing Workshop
is now available
Official Launch Feb 18, 2020
at Pathways: A Healing Center
3115 Hennepin Ave, MPLS
celebrating with a brief reading, writing exercise, and Q & A followed by light refreshments, book signing, and photos with the author
Heart on the Page: A Portable Writing Workshop is an inspirational guide for both individual writers and writing instructors who teach in institutions, non-profit organizations, and healing centers. It begins with Wendy Brown-Baez’s own search for healing and interweaves stories of her workshop experiences with practical advice on how to inspire writers who may not think of themselves as writers but have a story to tell. Specific poems and prompts used to access intuitive guidance are interwoven with suggestions on how to engage participants with physical or emotional health challenges. Writing and sharing stories activates the ability to find meaning after trauma, loss, or transition. The book is a valuable resource for staff or volunteers who wish to incorporate therapeutic writing for healing, self-awareness and creative expression with clients and for their own self-care.
“It was in reading Heart on the Page that I finally and fully understood Wendy’s teaching. Her approach to writing…(is) rooted in life, and loss and, importantly, the will to find a path back to light. For Wendy, rebuilding happened through words. She wrote her way back, not just to surviving, but to vibrancy. She developed a writing practice, which is to say, she developed a practice of turning pain into art.”
—from Foreword by Jennifer Bowen-Hicks, founder and artistic director of MPWW
Wendy is available to present writing workshops for your support group, staff development meeting, writers group, or book club. She trains staff, volunteers, and writing instructors in the practice of therapeutic writing
for clients and for self-care.
$20 includes tax, s & h
"In order to move deeper into the intuitive imagination, to dive for the story that haunts us and will not let go or the story that is our transformative healing story, we need to silence the critic and pay attention to the innate storyteller."
--from Heart on the Page