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Healing the Heart Through Writing and Art

Healing the Heart Through Writing and Art

Juanita Kirton and Courtney Natt

Details & Online Registration

Program information

Write to unravel confusion, to understand, to question, explore feelings, honesty, to heal and break silence. Art guides us to new experiences and engages the present moment to work within. Exploring yourself through your creations and connecting with your emotions. 

We invite women of color to explore their shared hurts and wounds in a safe space. This workshop reminds us that every person has artistic wisdom inside that is asking for an outlet; that in community we can write together to support and encourage this creative release. With this kinship we can connect around healing the individual & social transformation. With our shared words we have the opportunity to acknowledge our beauty and strength.

This is a non-clinical workshop & is open to every level of writing/art; beginners or experienced  to provide participants tools to understand their own trauma.

We are grateful for this financially supported program.



Dr. Juanita Kirton, poet, writer, educator    
Dr. Juanita Kirton earned MFA from Goddard College. She is widely published; most recently in  AVOW (American Veteran Association for Women Magazine), Sinister Wisdom, Stillwater Review & Veterans Voices. She is the author of 2-chapbooks, Inner Journey (self-published) & Letters To My Father published by Finishing Line Press. Juanita has new work in progress. Riding her motorcycle keeps her sane.

Courtney Natt, Artist
Courtney Natt landed her first exhibition at the Bradbury Sullivan LGBT Center Art Gallery in 2017. Her local exhibitions are in Stroudsburg, PA at Sarah Street Grill Art Space, Renegade Winery, Turrell Art Studios, Pocono Art Councils Big Canvas Show, Black Culture In The Burg 2020 Art Exhibition and at Create & Be Studio’s Red Room Suite. She is an aspiring curator and co-owner of Create & Be Studio, a diverse community for artists and creatives. Courtney’s artwork has several themes, including, but not limited to spirituality, grief, unity, and love. She wants viewers to witness the beauty that can come out of traumatic situations.

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