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Creative Writing

Expressing emotions in writing can be healing. Whether you reflect on past experiences or imagine the future, writing can promote well-being. It helps uncover new thoughts and feelings, which can strengthen a mind-body connection. Writing offers a sense of power and newfound energy to heal.

Susan SampleOur Writer in Residence, Susan Sample, is a professional creative writer who comes to Huntsman Cancer Institute each week and works with patients, their family members, and caregivers, as well as staff, to help them learn about and try their hand at creative and expressive writing. Join Susan for creative and expressive activities: writing stories, poems, reflective essays, journaling, personal letters, and more. Learn more in the creative writing flyer.

HEAL WRITE!
Wednesday afternoons

11 am - noon Inpatient writing activities by appointment.
1:30 - 5 pm Drop-In Witting Activities Patient Education Room N2055 2nd floor of the cancer Hospital.
Individual writing consultations by appointment only.

Patient rooms by request; talk to your nurse or call 801-587-4585

Future Workshops

Writer in Residence 2017 Flyer

  • Wednesdays, March 8 – May 31, 2017: Open Writing Studio

    A free workshop for patients, caregivers, and staff

    Expressing emotions in writing can be healing when you reflect on the past or imagine the future. Poems, stories, journaling, letters, and essays enable you to discover new thoughts and feelings, strengthening your mind-body connection. Join us to begin writing or continue ongoing projects. Pens, papers, books, and writing prompts provided. Check the online calendar for special themes.

    1:30-4:00 pm

    HCI Bistro Private Dining Room

    For more information, call 801-587-4585

  • May 3 – 31, 2017: Companions on the Cancer Journey
    A free workshop for patients, caregivers, and staff

    A 5-week poetry and prose writing workshop exploring the emotions and stages of the cancer journey for patients and those who accompany them: family, friends, caregivers. Pre-registration is required.

    6:30-8:00 pm

    HCI Bistro Private Dining Room

    For more information, call 801-587-4585