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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... Read More →

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