Published: Mar 25, 2022

Poet/Author/Artist/Teacher Patrice Vecchione presents The Value of Writing in Difficult Times

The library is excited to announce the return of events in celebration of National Poetry Month and a new gallery exhibit. Events are FREE. Refreshment provided. All are welcome.
Sponsored by the Friends of Pacific Grove Library with support from the Whitney Latham-Lechich Trust, aka Poet's Perch. 

Patrice Invites You to her writing workshop on Saturday, April 16th from 2pm to 4pm at Jewell Park. No registration required.  

 “Come write with me! On Saturday, April 16, from 2:00 - 4:00, I'll lead a discussion and writing workshop: The Value of Writing During Difficult Times. You'll find that writing when you might be least inclined to pick up a pen can be a remarkably simple way not only to manage the difficult but to gain insight and make something meaningful. Creativity is an amazing tool for healing and transformation.” 

ABOUT PATRICE VECCHIONE: Poet, nonfiction writer and teacher Patrice Vecchione’s new book is My Shouting, Shattered, Whispering Voice: A Guide to Writing Poetry & Speaking Your Truth. Kirkus Reviews called the book “At once impassioned and practical poetic advice.” Marcelo Hernandez Castillo said it “should be required reading for beginning writers as well as those who have been writing for decades.” Ellen Bass called it “more than a guide to writing poetry. it is an act of generosity and empathy, a helping hand to anyone who dreams of telling their truth through words on a page.” 
Patrice is the editor several highly acclaimed anthologies for young adults, most recently, Ink Knows No Borders: Poems of the Immigrant and Refugee Experience, called a “vivid and vital collection” by The Washington Post. She's the author of Writing and the Spiritual Life and Step into Nature: Nurturing Imagination and Spirit in Everyday Life, and as well as two collections of poetry. About her, Adrienne Rich said, “Patrice Vecchione is one of those steady, vibrant, serious and passionate temperaments who continually relish our sense of communal creativity.” 

For many years, Vecchione has taught poetry and creative writing to young people through her program, The Heart of the Word: Poetry and the Imagination. She is also a columnist for her local daily paper, The Monterey Herald. Patrice offers writing workshops for adults and children through her program The Heart of the Word. From  

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