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Online Expressive Writing Group Sessions through UCLA Arts & Healing- open to all each session

This group is now being offered as an online Zoom video meeting. No need to leave your home or live near Los Angeles.  

With inspiration from writing prompts, related poems, and prose, poetry therapy facilitator Jennie Linthorst will guide your voice to the page.  Each session we will explore a life theme through discussion, writing time, and optional sharing.  This is a safe place for writers and non-writers alike to write freely without critique, focusing on the insights and self-discovery the process brings forward for each participant. No writing experience is necessary- new writers are welcome and supported. You must register ahead of time to receive the link to join the online meeting.  

Thursday Evenings from 7:00-9:00pm PST
Online Zoom Video Meeting
Fee: $20
CEUs available: 2 hours per session for additional fee 

October 11th: Facing Change & Transition
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November 8th: Beyond Right & Wrong in Divided Times
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From current participants:

"I loved this class- it's a genius movement of poem to conversation, to a glorious half hour of writing, to sharing in the safe container of the group."

"Jennie has a wonderful 'soft' touch that exudes permission and compassion."

Online Poetic Voices Facilitator Training   
In this online Zoom workshop, you will learn five unique writing techniques-known as "voices"-that inspire poetic self-expression for all ages and abilities. These five voices make it simple to learn and teach poetic rhythm, sound, simile, metaphor, personification, dialogue, imagery, and detail. Jennie will lead you through her four-session poetry curriculum, which she teaches in the Manhattan Beach Unified School District to enhance writing and reading skills while fostering empathy and social/emotional growth.

This workshop is perfect for educators, parents, therapists, and facilitators looking to add fresh tools for teaching poetry to adults and children, and is open to anyone wishing to deepen their artistic self-expression during an enlightening day of creative self-discovery. No writing experience needed.

Saturday March 2nd, 9:00am - 4:00pm PST (1-hour lunch break)
Online Zoom Video Training
Fee: $65
CEUs available: 6 hours with additional fee 
Register HERE 
Private Training: Four one-on-one phone or Skype sessions 
Email Jennie for more info at

Social Emotional Arts (SEA) Certificate Program
SEA empowers educators & community arts professionals in maximizing social-emotional benefits of the arts. Training is interactive & experiential, & features creative approaches to group behavior management, verbal & nonverbal communication, managing special needs, traumatic responses and self-care, personal presentation, & program evaluation. SEA also offers best practices in art, dance/movement, drumming, music, poetry & theater. 

This certificate program is offered in the Fall, Spring, and Summer

8 Saturdays  
9:00 am to 5:00 pm 
Los Angeles Area

Click HERE to register and for more information