Event: Naugatuck Valley Community College, Friday, October 21 from 1 to 5 PM. Naugatuck, Connecticut
Facilitator: Marianela Medrano, firstname.lastname@example.org
Summary: My idea is to invite community leaders from different spheres, such as education, faith, healthcare and the arts, to gather and explore how creativity enhances and preserves community. The specific theme I am interested in exploring is how creativity holds a community. Creativity, in this case is interpreted as any act that does away with pessimism and that creates hope to save or improve a community.
is a Dominican writer and professional counselor with a PhD in psychology. She offers workshops and readings in various venues in Connecticut and other parts of the country. In her workshops, she combines literature, psychology, and her research on the Sacred Feminine to help others find new ways of knowing the wholeness of being human. She has published the following poetry books: Oficio de Vivir
(1986), Los Alegres Ojos de la Tristeza
(1987), Regando Esencias/The Scent of Waiting
(1998) and Curada de Espantos
(2002). Diosas de la Yuca/Goddesses of the Yuca,
will be published this Fall by Ediciones Torremozas in Madrid, Spain.