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Linda Barnes

Linda Barnes taught her first journal writing support group in 1980 after meeting Tristine Rainer and contributing to her classic book, The New Diary. She also sponsored an appearance in Denver by the author Anais Nin, with whom she corresponded for several years. Linda certified as a JTTS instructor in 2001 and is on the faculty for the Therapeutic Writing Institute. Linda has degrees in English and psychology and is both a CJF and a CAPF. She was active with Journalverse since its beginning and offered a monthly call-in on power animals for one year. Past-President of the International Assoc. for Biblio/Poetry Therapy, she is an active poet. Her work appears in numerous anthologies and 3 chapbooks. She lives in southern Oregon.

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About this course

Explore the wonders and revelries of summer through a weekly romp with four popular poets – William Stafford, Naomi Shihab Nye, Billy Collins & Mary Oliver). Sample their distinctive styles, recurring themes and moving insights. Expand your own expressive skills by practicing writing and art journaling techniques in a delightful circle of supportive peers. No books required! All materials supplied.  CEUs Available.

Required Text:  None