Pongo Poetry Project

October 3rd, 2019 § 0

October 12, 2019

9:00 AM – 4:45 PM

Art Room

The 2100 Building

2100 24th Ave. S.

Seattle 98144

Learn to “facilitate healing poetry” by training to became a volunteer for the Pongo Poetry Project. Pongo says in an email to the English & Cultural Studies Department, “we are passionate about this work, about the opportunity of poetry to provide healing after trauma. In particular, we use poetry to serve people in jails and homeless shelters. Our writers consistently write about childhood trauma, such as neglect and exposure to violence. They often report that they have not talked about these experiences before. Yet Pongo’s writers find relief and healing in Pongo Poetry, which has the advantages of being culturally appropriate, extremely supportive, immediately effective, emotionally safe, and inexpensive to implement. In our work, we are happy to be empowering our writers as a response to social injustices.” Details about Pongo and how to sign up for the training can be found at https://www.pongoteenwriting.org/training-for-counselors-and-teachers.html

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