Poetry Writing for Healthy Expression & Creativity

Mar 15, 2019


Art & Wellness Room #4


Writing poetry is a creative and fun way for students of all ages and abilities to express themselves. This workshop will provide information about the benefits of creative writing as well as examples of writing prompts and exercises for elementary aged children. Participants will learn how writing can enhance a student’s creativity, ability to express feelings, and emotional well-being. Different types of poems and writing activities will be provided. Participants will have the opportunity to participate in a poetry writing exercise and discussion.


Teachers, mental health professionals

Audience Takeaways:

The audience can earn the benefits of creative writing


  • Amy Pfenning, MPS, ATR, CZT

    Art Therapist

    Department of State Hospitals


    BIO: Amy Pfenning, MPS, ATR, CZT, earned her master’s in art therapy from Pratt Institute in 1999. She works at Coalinga State Hospital, a California treatment facility for sex offenders known as sexually violent predators. Amy has worked at the hospital since 2005 where she manages the hospital’s Art Center, and provides art therapy supervision.

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