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(HE)ART Speaks: The Mindful Connection Between Poetry and Art

July 31 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Instructors: Lisa Ellison and Jum Jirapan
**FREE for WriterHouse Members
Tuesday, 7/31/18 | 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Dive inward during this meditative writing experience inspired by the artwork of Jum JIrapan. This free event will include prompts, a conversation with the artist, meditations facilitated by Lisa Ellison and opportunities to share. Snacks will be provided. You bring the creativity and good cheer.

About the instructors:

Lisa Ellison, Ed.S. is an editor, instructor, and program manager at WriterHouse with a background in mindfulness and mental health. She has an Ed.S in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from James Madison University and is an experienced teacher and facilitator. Recipient of a 2015 VQR Conference scholarship for potential literary excellence, Lisa’s essays have been published or are forthcoming in The Kenyon Review, Huffington Post, The Guardian, The Rumpus, Streetlight, Gravel Literary Journal, and The Rusty Nail. Her short story “A Bit of Heaven” was the runner-up in the 2015 C-Ville Weekly Fiction Contest. To learn more, please visit her website: www.lisacooperellison.com

Jum Jirapan is a Thai-American artist, making Charlottesville her home since 2016. Born, raised, and educated in Thailand with M.A. in TESOL from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. Love and life fascinate her; she always strives to understand and find a way to live fully. Thus, they brought her to painting after conforming to the social norms failed her miserably. She paints her way out of misery and now devotes herself to help others through art and education.

Space is limited. Please RSVP by sending an email to programs@writerhouse.org 


July 31
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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