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Join us for a new group forming in the 22-23 academic school year as we study and experience the power of expressive writing.  We will begin with a study and discussion of the research, including the text Expressive Writing, Words that Heal by James W. Pennebaker Ph.D. & John F. Evans Ed.D.  We will continue our learning through practicing a 6 week expressive writing program, and close with a whole writing group community event.   

Expressive Writing

    • is personal and emotional writing without regard for form or writing conventions

    • expresses what is on our mind

    • pays attention to feelings

    • explores the connection between writing & wellness

MeetingsIn Person Meetings at St. Louis County Libraries, Book Study & Research Overview  

  • September 20th, 5:00 - 6:30 PM, Grant's View Branch

  • October 11th, 5:30 - 7:00 PM, Rock Road Branch

  • November 1st, 5:30 - 7:00, Florissant Valley Branch

  • December 13th, 5:30 - 7:00, Jamestown Bluffs Branch


    • Application of 6 Week Writing Program, TBD in Small Group

      • January

      • February

    • Final Writing Group Community Meet Up 

      • February 23rd, TBD

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