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Poetry and Lyric Writing Group Starting Soon!

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By Michelle Scott

Poetry and Lyric Writing Group starts this July at Riverwalk Wellness Centres!

Join us Sundays July 12, 19, and 26 from 2:00 – 2:45 for poetry and lyric writing group. We will aim to create a safe and supportive atmosphere in which we can explore the medium of poetry and lyric writing as a form of expression and exploration. Group members are encouraged to share their ideas and provide each other with feedback, but sharing is not necessary. Creative prompts for topics may be provided if group members feel that this would be beneficial. Group members can also submit their writing to the Poetry/Lyrics section of our blog. This group will precede Music as Expression Group at 3:00 pm on those same dates in July.

This group is a part of our joint Expressive and Therapeutic Arts Program with ASYR. If you’re connected with Riverwalk or ASYR Ask your counsellor to make a referral and then email to register. Otherwise please email for more information.

Our friend, group facilitator, and local poet Michael Ferrel found this poem written by user wordssavedme on the website Deep Underground. We thought we’d share it here to get you excited about our new group!


I looked at my reflection
And finally admired her
The woman looking back at me
I saw her true beauty
Her strength and tenacity
The pain behind her eyes
The fight behind her smile
I saw her worth
So I decided to treat her better
She deserves the world

And I am going to give it to her.

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