Can literature save you? People who practise bibliotherapy – reading for well-being – believe that attentive immersion in great literature, especially poetry, can relieve, restore and reinvigorate the human mind. As a bibliotherapist and ambassador for the ReLit Bibliotherapy Foundation, I have had ample opportunity to work with groups and individuals who seek solace in reading and writing. I am also an award-winning university lecturer and a published writer.
I have over 19 years’ experience teaching literature and a successful portfolio of bibliotherapy workshops.
I offer workshops (30 minutes to 2 hours) on a variety of themes to a wide range of audiences: students; community resource users; yoga practitioners; professional writers; retirees; and so on. These have taken place in cafes, halfway houses, public libraries, university lecture halls and private homes.
I can custom-make a workshop for your group, or I can offer workshops on themes including (click each to expand):
As the samples below demonstrate (click to expand), I have broad experience in facilitating and presenting a variety of reading for well-being events.
Please contact me to discuss hosting a workshop for your staff, classroom or group. Rates (from as low as CA$75) vary, depending on the group’s needs.