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Amherst Writers and Artists and Amherst Writers and Artists Institute: Amherst Writers & Artists, founded by writer Pat Schneider in 1981, offers creative writing workshops and retreats for both established and beginning writers in affiliated workshops across the around the world. Amherst Writers and Artists Press publishes a national literary journal, Peregrine, and has released over 20 books. Amherst Writers and Artists Institute is an outreach program for low-income and underserved populations.

Art and Healing Network: Arts and Healing Network is an on-line resource celebrating the connection between art and healing. Our web site serves as an international resource for anyone interested in the healing potential of art, especially environmentalists, social activists, artists, art professionals, health care practitioners, and those challenged by illness. Our hope is that the information presented here will educate and inspire.

Arts in Therapy: The Arts in Therapy Network is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing an online community for Creative Arts Therapists (CAT) and those who are interested in the Healing Arts.

ArtslynxInternational: This extensive portal to many arts-related activities has a large section on writing and poetry, including organizations, literary journals, writing tools and resources, and poetry resources.

Center for Journal Therapy: The Center for Journal Therapy’s is to make the healing art of journal writing accessible to all who desire self-directed change. The site offers books, workshops, consultations, audiotapes, papers, an annual training intensive, journal and poetry therapy certification training, and other resources primarily with Kathleen Adams, author of Journal to the Self.

The Diary Door: Dairy writing workshops for parents with Kelly DuMar.

International Association of Journal Writing:We’re here to help you write, write in your own voice, and write more deeply. We’ll help you stick with your journal writing. Once you are a member you’ll find that you are learning ways to keep your journal writing fresh and your momentum high.  In short, we’ll help you juice up your journaling!

Jump Write In: Workshops, consultations, quotes and links on poetry therapy and journal therapy by Deborah Thornley, CPT (TLA student).

Keepsake Biographical Services: Ideas, inspirations and services for preserving family stories through oral histories, biographies, cookbooks, digital albums and other means with Jeanne Chambers, MA-TLA.

Letters from the Heart Project: This website is primarily about how writing letters to family members, from the heart, can bring about greater connection and healing.

National Intensive Journal Program started by Ira Progoff, one of the pioneers of writing therapy, in 1977, which supplies over 100 trained and certified leaders to conduct Intensive Journal workshops around the world. The leaders mostly work in psychology and counseling.

Story Circle Network:  An organization of women who want to explore their lives and souls by exploring their personal stories.Many resources, including lifestory briefs, journals, interviews, reading resource sand more.

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Kay Adams, Mightier Than The Sword: The Journal As A Path To Men’sSelf-Discovery.

The Write Way To Wellness

– Journal To The Self

The Way of the Journal

Susan Wittig Albert, Writing from Life.

Art.Rage.Us.: Art and Writing by Women with Breast Cancer, introduction by Jill Eikenberry, epilogue by Terry Tempest Williams

Christina Baldwin, One to One: Self-Understanding through Journal Writing,

Life’s Companion: Journal Writing as Spiritual Quest.

Carolyn Benson and Sara Weinberger, eds., Voices from Inside: Writing with Women in Prison.

Mike Bernhardt, ed., Voices of the Grieving Heart.

S.L. Bertman, Grief and the Healing Arts.

D. Birch, Awaken the Writer Within.

J.E. Birren and D. E. Deutchman, Guiding Autobiographical Groups for Older Adults: Exploring the Fabric of Life.

Ginny Bolton, The Therapeutic Potential of Creative Writing: Writing Myself.

– Reflective Practice: Writing and Professional Development.

– Writing Cures: Creative Writing, On-Line Writing and Therapy – An Introductory Handbook.

Irene Borger, Ed., From A Burning House: The AIDS Project Los AngelesWriters Workshop Collection.

Joan Bolker, Ed. The Writer’s Home Companion.

Carol Bly, The Passionate, Accurate Story: Making Your Heart’s Truth Into Literature.

– Beyond the Writers Workshop: New Ways to Write Creative Nonfiction.

Ray Bradbury, Zen and the Art of Writing.

Sharon Bray, A Healing Journey: Writing Through Breast Cancer.

J. Broadhead and L. Kerr, Prison Writing: A Collection of Fact, Fiction and Verse.

S. Cassedy, In Your Own Words: A Beginner’s Guide to Writing.

L.K. Campbell, Journey into Motherhood: Writing Your Way to Self-Discovery.

Lucia Capacchione, The Creative Journal

– Living with Feeling: The Art of Emotional Expression.

Laura Cerwinske, Writing As A Healing Art.

G. Collins-Ranadive, Finding the Voice Inside: Writing as a Spiritual Quest for Women.

B.G. Chevigny, Doing Time: 25 Yeas of Prison Writing.

Merce Cunningham, Meredith Monk and Bill T. Jones, Art Performs Life.

S. M. Deats and L.T. Lenker, Youth Suicide Prevention: Lessons from Literature.

Allison Hawthorne Deming.  Writing the Sacred Into the Real.

Annie Dilliard, The Writing Life.

Kathryn Dunn and Daphne Slocombe, eds., The Other Side of Silence: The Passion and Practice of Writing Workshops with Special Populations.

Peter Elbow, Everyong Can Write: Essays Toward a Hopeful Theory of Writing and Teaching Writing.

– Writing with Power.

– Writing Without Teachers.

A. Erickson, Arc of the Arrow: Writing Your Spiritual Autobiography.

Bonnie Friedman, Writing Past Dark: Envy, Fear, Distraction and Other Dilemmas in the Writer’s Life.

Carol Gilligan, In a Different Voice.

Alex Gray, The Mission of Art.

Susan Griffin, Women and Nature.

Natalie Goldberg, Writing Down The Bones.

– Wild Mind

S. Grewel, Charting the Journey: Writings by Black and Third WorldWomen.

Cynthia Blomquist Gustavson, “The Use of Poetry in Identifying and Coping with the Emotional Task of Moving,” Journal of Poetry Therapy, v. 9, n. 1, 1995

John Poole-Graham, Illness & the Art of Creative Self-Expression: Stories & Exercises From the Arts for Those with Chronic Illness

Erin Gruwell, Ed.  The Freedom Writer’s Diary: How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change the World Around them.

GeniaPauli Haddon, Body Metaphors.

Kendall Haven, Write Right! Creative Writing Using Storytelling Techniques

Margaret Hatcher, Centering Through Writing: Right Brain/Left Brain Techniques Applied to Writing.

Carolyn Heilbrun, Writing a Woman’s Life.

J. Huggett, Prayer Journal.

Elaine Farris Hughes, Writing from the Inner Self.

Molly Harrower, The Therapy of Poetry.

John Harvey, Embracing Their Memory: Loss and the Social Psychology of Story Telling.

bell hooks, Remembered Rapture: The Writer at Work.

— Wounds of Passion: A Writing Life.

Michael Howard, Art as Spiritual Activity

Barry Jacob,Art, Culture, and the Semiotics of Meaning: Culture’s Changing Signs of Life in Poetry, Drama, Painting, and Sculpture

M. Jacob, Mastectomy Write-Out: Anatomy of Loss.

N. Jackowska, Write for Life.

Maxine Borowky Junge, Creative Realities: The Search for Meaning.

G. Jacobsen, Write Grief: How to Transform Loss with Writing.

Charley Kempthorne, For All Time: A Complete Guide To Writing Your Family History.

Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft.

Kenneth Koch, I Never Told Nobody: Teaching Poetry Writing in a Nursing Home.

– Rose, Where Did You Get that Red?

Anne Lamott, Bird By Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and on Life.

J. Langer, The Bendin the Road: Refugees Writing.

B. Lane, Writing as a Road to Self-Discovery.

Denis Ledoux, Turning Memories into Memoirs: A Handbook for Writing Lifestories.

John Lee, Writing from the Body

RoseannLlody and Richard Solly, Journey Notes: Writing for Recovery and Spiritual Growth

Phillip Lopate, ed., The Art of the Personal Essay: An Anthology from the Classical Era to the Present.

AudreLorde, Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches.

George Ella Lyon, Where I’m From, Where Poems Come From.

Ken Macrorie, Telling Writing.

Many Voices: Words of Hope for People Recovering From Trauma and Dissociationis a newsletter featuring the writing of people in such recovery.

J. Mapanj, Gathering Seaweed: African Prison Writing

Susan McBride Els, Into The Deep: A Writer’s Look At Creativity.

Susan McWha, Voices of (dis)Ability.

AnnaliseMertz, Body Can Speak: Essays on Creative Movement Education With Emphasis on Dance & Drama

Linda Trichter Metcalf and Tobin Simon, Writing the Mind Alive.

DeenaMetzger, Writing for Your Life: A Guide and Companion to the Inner World.

CarynMirriam-Goldberg, Write Where You Are: How to Use Writing To Make Sense of Your Life.

J. Moon, Stirring the Waters: Writing to Find Your Spirit.

TonaPearce Myers, Ed., The Soul of Creativity: Insights Into the Creative Process

Stephen O’Connor, Will My Name Be Shouted Out?: Reaching City Students Through The Power of Writing.

Poets and Writers(periodical).

J. Penny, et. al., The Artful Journal: A Spiritual Quest.

J. Pollard, As Easy as ABC: The Power of Therapeutic Writing.

A. Price, Writing from the Source.

Ira Progoff, At a Journal Workshop: Writing to Access the Power of the Unconscious and Evoke Creative Ability.

Gabriele Luser Rico, Pain and Possibility: Writing Your Way Through Personal Crisis.

—Writing the Natural Way.

N. Rogers, The Creative Connection: Expressive Arts as Healing.

M. Samuels and M. Rockwood Lane, Creative Healing: How Anyone Can Use Art, Writing, Music and Dance to Heal Body and Soul.

J. Sapp, We’ve All Got Stories: Songs from the Dream Project.

Amy Scholder and Ira Silverberg, eds., High Risk: An Anthology of Forbidden Writings.

Pat Schneider, Writing Alone with With Others.

— In Our Own Voices: Writing by Women in Low-Income Housing.

M. Scheider and J. Killick, Writing for Self-Discovery: A Personal Approach to Creative Writing.

B. Selling, Writing from Within: A Step-by-step Guide to Writing Your Life’s Stories.

G. Sher, The Intuitive Writer: A Path Toward Deeper Listening.

StuardSovatsky, Words from the Soul: Time, East/West Spirituality, and Psycho-therapeutic Narrative.

William Stafford, Writing the Australian Crawl.

— You Must Revise Your Life.

Cynthia Stokes Brown, Like It Was: A Complete Guide To Writing Oral History

ZandraStino, “Writing as Therapy in a CountyJail,” Journal of Poetry Therapy, v. 9, n. 1. 1995.

Robin Therrien, Voices from the ‘Hood: How to Start and Sustain a Writing Workshop for Youth at Risk.

Brenda Ueland, If You Want to Write.

P. Vecchione, Writing and the Spiritual Life: Finding Your Voice by Looking Within.

S. Wade, Write Yourself a New Life.

Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own.

Karen Anne Wolf, “Women Speak: Healing the Wounds of Homelessness through Writing,” N&HC: Perspectives on Community, v. 18, n. 2. 1997

The Writing Cure: How Expressive Writing Promotes Health and Emotional Well-Beingedited by Stephen J. Lepore and Joshua M. Smyth.