Tuesdays - Oct 20-Nov 24 at 1pm The Waldman Library, JCC, and Pandora's Collective present Writing Workshops: Finding Resilience through Writing 6 sessions over Zoom. This 6 session program runs Oct 20-Nov 24 Tuesdays at 1pm and is free to attend. Save the dates! If you can't attend all 6 sessions that is okay - come anyway. Topic: Finding Resilience through Writing At a time when so much seems uncertain, our words can be the reminder we need that things will be ok. Come into community to find a voice of resiliency, reassurance and closeness when things may seem so far apart. No experience necessary. Bonnie Nish has been writing beyond forever and loves to share this experience with others. An Expressive Arts Therapist Bonnie understands the need of coming into community in difficult times and how the arts, specifically writing can help us to heal, build strength and find solace. Ali Denno is a poetry and counselling enthusiast. She holds an Associates Degree in Creative Writing from KPU and a Bachelors in Psychology from UBC. Ali hopes to share the joy and community that writing can bring. Zoom link to follow closer to the starting date. RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org JCC Waldman Library: https://www.jccgv.com/art-and-culture/library/ Pandora's Collective: www.pandorascollective.com
Thursday, July: 8, 15, 22, 29 Coping with Ambiguous Loss Writing Workshop At some point, most people experience some form of ambiguous loss. “Ambiguous loss is described as ‘the most stressful kind of loss,’ in that it defies closure” (Landau and Hissett, 2008. P. 70). How do you deal with the emotions that accompany something that almost defies explanation? Writing is one way to allow yourself to grieve, speak, be seen, and be with the emotions which may accompany unclear and confusing circumstances in your life. Whether an old hurt that happened years ago or something that has occurred recently, join Bonnie Nish and Ali Denno from Pandora’s Collective as they help you to find ways to express what you have been holding. To register please email@example.com Thursday, July: 8, 15, 22, 29 7 pm (via Zoom) Cost: $50 for all four Capacity: 15 Bonnie Nish is Executive Director of Word Vancouver and Pandora’s Collective Outreach Society. Bonnie has a Masters in Arts Education from Simon Fraser University and a PhD in Language and Literacy Education from UBC. Bonnie’s first book of poetry ‘Love and Bones’ was released by Karma Press Her next book “Concussion and Mild TBI: Not Just Another Headline” an anthology of concussion-related stories, was published by Lash and Associates in 2016. Bonnie is an Expressive Arts Therapist with a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies from the Vancouver Expressive Arts Therapy School where she is also a faculty member. Her latest book, Cantata in Two Voices, co-written with Jude Neal was released by Ekstasis Editions. Ali Denno is a writer and a Counselling Psychology student who has a passion for combining creative writing with the counselling world. She has facilitated workshops at Pacifica Rehabilitation Centre through Pandora's Collective and currently is a peer support volunteer at The Looking Glass Foundation. She holds an Associate's Degree in Creative Writing from KPU and a Bachelor's in Psychology from UBC. Ali will start her Master of Counselling Degree at Adler University this fall. She hopes to share the joy and community that writing can bring.