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An online workshop facilitated in the AWA method, offering a safe space for caregivers to connect, express themselves and experience writing with a group of peers living with both the joys and challenges that come along with caring for other(s).These workshops are designed to reduce isolation, stress and overwhelm for those who provide care on a personal level and/or as a professional care provider.
Sue Reynolds is a psychotherapist, a writer and a writing facilitator passionate about the Amherst Writers and Artists method. She is both past president of the Writers Community of Durham Region and past vice-president of the national Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Programs (Canada’s version of the AWP). She has served on the board of AWA since 2014. For thirteen years she led writing workshops for female inmates at Central East Correctional Centre, a program for which she received the 2007 June Callwood Award for Outstanding Volunteerism. Through workshops, international retreats, sanctuaries and courses, Sue helps writers dig deep to mine their own authentic treasure.
Susan Wingert holds a Ph.D. in sociology from Western University and is the former managing editor of the International Indigenous Policy Journal. She is currently the program steward for the Alan Klass Program in Health and Humanities at the University of Manitoba, where she brings creative writing to health professionals, students, and patients.