Write From The Heart Creative Writing Workshops Resume This Fall
Aug 01, 2016 11:12AM
Melissa Greene and young writer
Write From The Heart (WFTH) creator, Melissa Greene, will hold several creative writing workshops for children and teens this fall at the Lancaster studio location. Children’s workshops are scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m., September 18, October 16, November 13 and December 11. Teen workshops are scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m., September 25, October 9 and 30 and November 27.
WFTH workshops are devoted to keeping creativity alive. Through warmth, kindness and a touch of mischief, Greene’s classes illuminate wonder, beauty and hope, while guiding young people to find their own voice. Since 2001, her gentle, be-who-you-are workshops have introduced writing as a way to bring calm and joy into young people’s lives.
Described by participants as fun, silly, provocative, daring, tender, soothing and just slightly left of center, the workshops are a welcome retreat from rigid thinking, and provide an outlet for emotion, playfulness and original ideas. There are no grades, grammar, punctuation or red pen.
Greene is a full-time writer and therapeutic writing teacher. She created Write From The Heart after 9/11 to share her belief that creative writing promotes joy, mindfulness and calmness. She teaches adult groups and private sessions, collaborates with schools and therapists, and teaches cancer patients at the Lancaster General Health Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute and the Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute.