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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


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

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

    • October 11th, 5 - 6:30 PM, Rock Road Branch

    • November 1st, 5 - 6:30, Florissant Valley Branch

    • December 13th, 5 - 6:30, Jamestown Bluffs Branch

  • Virtual Meeting Dates TBD, Application of 6 Week Writing Program

    • January

    • February

  • Final Writing Group Community Meet Up in March, Date TBD

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