Expressive Writing

Therapeutic Writing

Michelle Berberet, word artist-in-residence, holds up Lombardi voices (on left) and expressive writing journal (on right)

Artist-in-residence, Michelle Berberet, offers bi-monthly writing workshops for patients, caregivers, and staff members at MGUH.  Her thirty minute workshops begin with a poem or prompt to which guests respond. Members of the workshop are encouraged to share their writings with the group. Many of the works begun in Michelle’s workshop go on to be revised and submitted for reading at the AHP’s annual Poetry Café.

Additionally, Michelle works at the Lombardi Clinic art table, offering short art + writing projects for patients waiting to visit with their oncologists. Some patients have been attending Michelle’s workshops for years.

Writing workshop includes Georgetown University undergraduate students, staff, and patients