Introducing Tapestry of Our Lives - Ashland County MHRB

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Introducing Tapestry of Our Lives

Introducing Tapestry of Our Lives
October 03, 2019


For the past several years, a small yet dedicated group of writers has gathered to explore ways to use writing for overcoming life’s challenges, improving the quality of life and building social connections with others who share a desire to become “a writer in recovery.” Tapestry of Our Lives is the result of their hard work. Additionally, the works in this anthology are rooted in adverse life experiences and childhood trauma, such as physical, sexual or psychological abuse or severe neglect. Tapestry of Our Lives explores these difficult issues, empowering writers to explore the use of writing as a tool to promote their own recovery and to share their experiences with others. Readers are challenged to listen and respond with understanding, empathy and warmth. We invite the community to join us as we seek to foster a community that understands trauma and its effects, and provides an environment that promotes healing and recovery for those who are hurting.

Here's what Paula J. Caplan, PH.D., Associate, Hutchins Center, Harvard University, Award Winning Author and Film Maker had to say about Tapestry of Our Lives: "It is fabulous! What a joy and how moving! The writing and the visual art are terrific. You should all be so proud. Every place that is supposed to help reduce suffering should be doing this instead of pathologizing, risky things!"


Anthology Editorial Committee Members:

Diana Spore, Ph.D., Editor-in-Chief, Author of Introduction and Conclusion 

Andrew Kinney, Editorial Advisor

Diane Switzer, Editor & Layout

Pamela Mowry

Kailey Bradley-Thomas

Chris Duggan

Steve Stone, Author of Dedication, Word of Caution, and Foreword

Liz Krivich, Cover and all other illustrations 

Dedicated to:  Patrick Risser, 1952-2016


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