On Aging: Writing Toward Change

May 16, 2023


What comes to mind when you think about aging? For our May Community of Practice event, we will explore the concerns, hopes, and opportunities of growing older in an effort to identify fresh perspectives that reduce the stigma and distress of the aging process. Using both images and words as prompts, participants will have opportunities to write and share with the group.

Facilitator Bio

Joyce Hayden

Joyce Hayden is a former English professor. An advocate for underserved populations, Joyce has led generative writing groups for battered women, teens at risk, and survivors of abuse for over 25 years. She facilitates online writing craft classes and has taught a weekly Ekphrastic writing class for over three years. She recently finished her memoir, The Out of Body Girl, which tells the story of her childhood with Dissociative Disorder and escape from an abusive partner. Her poetry chapbook, Lost Handprint, was published by The Dandelion Review in 2017. Her work appears in Al Jazeera English, The Yellow Arrow Journal, Cimarron Review, and other journals.

Event Details

May 16, 2023


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