Poetic Record: Resilience Workshop for Healthcare Workers with Laura Van Prooyen

Join our community of healthcare workers, where writing offers connection, expression & relief from holding it all together.

This free, online workshop led by Laura Van Prooyen, blends poetry, community, and the science of resilience. Each week, Laura selects a poem and together participants read, respond, write and can choose to share. We believe that at the heart of community is communication and at the heart of communication is knowing what you contain. We know art helps us better understand what we hold within ourselves and allows us to better express that to the people around us. No creative writing experience required.

This workshop is intended for healthcare providers that are age 18 or older.

Laura Van Prooyen is author of three collections of poetry: Frances of the Wider Field (Lily Poetry Review Books) Our House Was on Fire (Ashland Poetry Press) nominated by Philip Levine and winner of the McGovern Prize and Inkblot and Altar (Pecan Grove Press). She is also co-author with Gretchen Bernabei of Text Structures from Poetry, a book of writing lessons for educators of grades 4-12 (Corwin Literacy). Van Prooyen is the Managing Editor for The Cortland Review, and she teaches in the low-residency MFA Creative Writing program at Miami University. She lives in San Antonio, TX.



All workshops are listed in Eastern Time.

Unless specifically noted, our programs are free, virtual and suited for participants ages 16+. For further details about what to expect from our workshops, along with registration and Zoom instructions, click here.