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Sunday, May 1 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
Writing for Social Change and Writing to Bear Witness

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This panel/prompt will highlight Writing Poetry for Social Change, Social Justice, and for the Global Good; Writing through Collective Crisis; and Poetry as witness. Participants who have something to express with regard to a social justice issue, but who may be unsure how to begin or continue their work will find this session enlivening. Also, those seeking to write poetry to bear witness after a collective crisis or tragedy, including writing about the refugee, migration or immigration experience; the experience of being a soldier; or the experience of witnessing a life-altering event will find the session of particular interest. Additionally, the session will explore the question: When does catharsis become art?

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Tobi Dress-Germain

Tobi Dress-Germain is a writer and lecturer on peacebuilding, conflict prevention, human rights, and related human security issues. She is also a lawyer and mediator, and in her personal life is a poetry and fiction writer. | | Tobi is a published author who has written and edited books, monographs, and articles for the United Nations, the International Committee of the Red Cross, the International Organization for Migration and several... Read More →

Sunday May 1, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Hawthorne Library Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Square W, Salem, MA 01970