Auteur Meredith Heller is a poet, singer-songwriter, avid nature lover, and educator with degrees in writing and education. A Cali...
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Meredith Heller is a poet, singer-songwriter, avid nature lover, and educator with degrees in writing and education. A California Poet in the Schools, she leads writing workshops at public and private schools, juvenile detention centers, women’s prisons, the Institute for Poetic Medicine, the Kennedy Center for the Arts, creativity summits, wellness retreats, and online. She is the author of Write a Poem, Save Your Life and three poetry collections: Songlines, Yuba Witch, and River Spells. She lives in Marin County, California. John Fox is the founder of the Institute for Poetic Medicine and author of Finding What You Didn’t Lose:Expressing Your Truth and Creativity with Poem-Making.
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**Poet, writer, and educator Meredith Heller provides inspiration and invitations anyone can use to explore, express, heal, and find belonging through the power of their own words
It’s in tough times that we need belonging the most. Educator and poet Meredith Heller feels that writing can meet this need — as a steadfast, lifelong refuge and friendship with yourself. Used to explore, heal, and move through life’s many changes, writing can provide the ultimate emotional support and connect you to yourself and the world around you.
As a writer and musician, Heller used writing to restore her own life. As an educator, she’s worked with vulnerable groups and individuals on using the power of writing to heal and grow. In this book, she shares the techniques she developed instructing others and helping them explore their emotions, find their voice, and better navigate the challenging experiences we confront in our lives.
Readers will learn:
• how to approach writing as a practice rather than something that needs to be perfect • techniques that unlock various modes of self-expression, instill trust in creative instincts, and build confidence • the tools of poetry, such as metaphor and simile, point of view, editing techniques, and more • practical exercises and invitations to get started and keep writing
With special attention to women writers, Writing by Heart is a must-read for anyone, from seasoned writer to novice, who wants to use the transformative power of writing to heal, grow, and create belonging.
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Writing by Heart: A Poetry Path to Healing and Self-Discovery