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Poetry Workshop

April 27, 2023 at 11:00 am - 12:00 PM
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April 27 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Join this poetry workshop, hosted by CFCArts teaching artist Chris Hicks, and learn about new and traditional ways to write poetry.

When was the last time you read a poem? Have you ever tried writing your own? There’s no time like the present to learn how to write poetry! Studies show it’s not just good for your health to enjoy the arts; participating in the creation of art can have numerous health benefits. A recent Harvard Health Publishing article, a publication of Harvard Medical School, said expressing yourself through art can help those with depression, anxiety or cancer. In fact, creative activities have been linked to improved memory, reasoning and resilience in healthy older adults.

Now that you know why you should write poetry, come to this poetry workshop, hosted by Central Florida Community Arts teaching artist Chris Hicks, and learn about new and traditional ways to write poetry.

This program is presented by Chris Hicks and is hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation.

About the Presenter:  

Chris Hicks relocated to Orlando from the Chicago area, where she headed up a highly recognized high school theatre program and taught Honors and Advanced Placement English classes. Chris has a bachelor’s degree in Speech/ Theatre from Northern Illinois University and a master’s degree in Teaching from National Louis University. Chris’ involvement with CFCArts includes teaching the Narrators! class as well as creative writing and acting workshops throughout the community. In her spare time, she enjoys costuming and performing with theaters, most notably as Ethyl in “On Golden Pond” and Mae Peterson in “Bye Bye Birdie,” where she was recognized by the Orlando Sentinel as one of Orlando Theatre’s Best of 2019 Performers.

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