Poetry Workshops

Literature as Bibliotherapy

Can literature save you? People who practise bibliotherapy – reading for well-being – believe that attentive immersion in great literature, especially poetry, can relieve, restore and reinvigorate the human mind. As International Ambassador for the ReLit Bibliotherapy Foundation, I have had ample opportunity to work with groups and individuals who seek solace in reading and writing. I am an award-winning lecturer and a published writer with a Ph.D. in English. 

I have over 15 years’ experience teaching literature and a successful portfolio of bibliotherapy workshops. 

I offer workshops (30 minutes to 2 hours) on a variety of themes to a wide range of audiences – from students, to yoga practitioners, to professional writers, to retirees. 

I can custom-make a workshop for your group, or I can offer workshops on themes including:

  • Resilience
  • Life after loss
  • Poetic mindfulness
  • Poetry of the senses
  • Awareness, Movement and Surrender (especially designed to complement yoga classes)
Please contact me to discuss hosting a workshop for your staff, classroom or group. Rates (from as low as $75) vary, depending on the group’s needs.


"Setting up a workshop of this nature was new to me, as I was unaware of ReLit, or bibliotherapy for that matter. I had no idea about the possibilities this type of mental health therapy could have on a population. Considering our community is dealing with insurmountable poverty, I feel this workshop could reach a large number of people at relatively no cost (paper and pens do not cost very much). Besides the low cost, I was completely enthralled with the experience. I am not a writer, but this workshop had me believing in the power of the written word!" - Sheryl Fogarty

"After participating in my first bibliotherapy workshop, I realized that not only can I write poetry, but it also has a soothing effect on my mental and emotional state." ~Rozenn Beyer