Thomas More College To Host “Writing And Healing: A Residency With Jeanne Bryner” Literary Event Series

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Thomas More College’s Creative Writing Vision Program is scheduled to  host “Writing and Healing: A Residency with Jeanne Bryner,” a project funded by John A. Schroth Family Charitable Trust, PNC Bank, Trustee, and ArtsWave, in early April 2013.

Jeanne Bryner is a poet, nurse and creative writing teacher who has also written plays, stories, nonfiction and children’s literature. Her most recent book, Smoke, is winner of an American Journal of Nursing 2012 book award. No Matter How Many Windows is winner of Working Class Studies’ Tillie Olsen Award for Creative Writing. Jeanne was born in Appalachia and grew up in Newton Falls, Ohio, where she still resides.

Saturday, April 6, 10 am- 3 pm- Loveland, OH- Writing as Healing with Jeanne Bryner

This workshop at Grailville Retreat Center uses poetry, journaling and narrative to explore physical and spiritual healing and thriving. Jeanne Bryner is a registered nurse and award-winning writer whose poetry has been adapted for the stage and performed in the US and beyond. Developed through Jeanne’s work with cancer survivors, it is offered to any interested in writing and health, whether their own or others. Registration and info at 513-683-2340- or www.grailville.org.

Monday, April 8, Noon- Crestview Hills, KY -Staged Reading of Jeanne Bryner’s Foxglove Canyon

Held in Thomas More College’s theatre, Foxglove Canyon focuses on the lives of nursing home residents and a nurse near the end of her career. Honoring the physical and emotional struggles and courage of each character, the play is ultimately about hope and connection. Free and open to the public. Info at (859) 344-3309 or www.thomasmore.edu.

Tuesday April 9, 7 pm- Cincinnati, OH- Appalachian Poetry Reading at Cincinnati Public Library’s Poetry in The Garden Series

Award winning poet and nurse Jeanne Bryner and Thomas More College’s Sherry Cook Stanforth, poet, fiction writer, singer/songwriter and professor, read together at the Library’s annual celebration of Poetry Month. Followed by an open mic reading. Free and open to the public. Contact: David Siders in the Popular Library Department at 513-369-6919 or visit www.cincinnatilibrary.org/programs.

Wednesday, April 10, 7 pm – Crestview Hills, KY- Poetry reading and book signing by award-winning author Jeanne Bryner

Join us at Joseph Beth Booksellers for the final event in the Appalachian Writers Series. Jeanne Bryner is a poet, nurse and creative writing teacher who has also written plays, stories, nonfiction and children’s literature. Bryner will read from her most recent book, Smoke, winner of an American Journal of Nursing 2012 book award. Free and open to the public Contact (859) 912-7860 or visit www.josephbeth.com.

Thursday, April 11, 6:45 pm – Crestview Hills, KY—Steigerwald Hall (inside TMC Student Center), Thomas More College— Words Celebration
Award winning author and nurse Jeanne Bryner is the featured reader at this annual celebration of Words, Thomas More College’s official literary arts magazine of the College, is a collection of students’ original stories, poems, photographs and artwork. Free and open to the public. Contact Dr. Sherry Cook Stanforth at sherry.stanforth@thomasmore.edu.

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