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Poetry as Sanctuary: Writing from Multifaith Traditions

Led by Cathleen Cohen

Mondays, March 16, 23, 30, April 6, 7:30–8:30pm ET 

$144 for four sessions

All sessions will be recorded and available to participants. You may join the session live or watch recordings at your own convenience.

Reading and writing poetry can create sanctuary, a welcoming place to hear and reveal our own inner voices. It is also expansive and can move us into communal space where we share our hopes, concerns and intentions. Practicing this art form can be profound and transformational. This course aims to inspire and nurture your writing, whether you’re just beginning or have an ongoing practice. We will draw on poems and sources from multifaith traditions to spark and support our writing. 


Cathleen Cohen is Montgomery County’s 2019 Poet Laureate. A painter, poet and teacher, she founded ArtWell’s “We the Poets” program in Philadelphia (www.theartwell.org). Her poems have appeared in Apiary, Baltimore Review, Cagibi, Chrysalis Journal, East Coast Ink, Philadelphia Stories and other journals. Her chapbook Camera Obscura was published by Moonstone Arts Press.