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Writing as a Way to Healing

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Hatch Learning Commons, Longmeadow Campus
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Join Bay Path’s Writer in Residence, MFA faculty member, and the author of 11 books including the cancer memoir, Songs From a Lead-Lined Room, for a talk on books that can help in the process of writing a difficult story, and for a mini-workshop in which related writing prompts and sharing of resulting work will be featured.

Please bring something to write with for the workshop portion of the evening (a laptop or pad of paper and pen).

Post-talk books for sale and signings.

Co-Sponsored by the Friends of Hatch Library, The Kaleidoscope series, Bay Path University's MFA in Creative Nonfiction, & The Wm. & Margery Sadowsky Center for Adult Learning at the Springfield JCC

image of author Suzanne Strempek SheaAbout Suzanne Strempek Shea

Suzanne Strempek Shea is the facilitator of Bay Path’s summer Creative Writing Field Seminar in Ireland. She is also the University’s Writer-in-Residence and director of the undergraduate creative writing program. The latest of her eleven books are the biography This Is Paradise and the novel Make a Wish But Not For Money. Her memoirs include Songs from a Lead-lined Room, Shelf Life, and Sundays in America. Suzanne won the 2000 New England Book Award for the contributions her books have made to the literature of the region. She’s been featured on NBC’s “Today” and National Public Radio, and in USA Today, The Boston Globe, and The Washington Post. She has freelanced for publications including The Boston Globe, The Irish Times, Yankee, and Bark.