Poetry + Healing
Disease is an intense and intimate human experience, and poetry is a creative medium that connects us to a wider world. This workshop is intended for those who suffer from chronic illness and those who have been affected by trauma, along with their caregivers, companions, and healthcare providers. Join us as we look at the ways poetry can sublimate suffering into art.
- Students should bring something to write with. A lunch break will be provided. Students are encouraged to bring a bagged lunch.
About the Instructor
Joanna Suzanne Lee earned her MD from the Medical College of Virginia in 2007 and a Master’s in Applied Science from William & Mary in 2010. Her poetry has been published in a number of online and print journals, including Rattle, Caduceus, and The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature. As a leading force behind River City Poets, Joanna makes possible a wide range of poetry happenings throughout Richmond, and is especially interested in the intersection of creativity and healing. She is currently serving as Board Chair of the James River Writers.See More Classes By Instructor