“Handwriting on the Wall”
Curated by Lucy Barbera PHD
Experiences with Cancer through memoir and poetry both spoken and performed.
above photograph: “Eponina” by Cherise Isis
Members of the HealthAlliance Oncology Support Program and others affected by cancer will share their experiences with cancer through art, memoir and poetry at ASK throughout the month of May. “Handwriting on the Wall” features artwork, writing and readings curated by Lucy Barbera, Ph.D., LCAT, of The Creative Art Therapy Studio in Kingston.
Four readings (including several other writers) will be held and light refreshments will be served at ASK from 6 – 8 p.m. on the following dates:
Saturday, May 5
Saturday, May 12
Friday, May 18
Saturday, May 26
The Oncology Support Program is dedicated to supporting people living with cancer, and it offers innovative programming (including creative arts groups), education and comprehensive psycho-social support. For the past several years, those affected by cancer have supported each other in two memoir writing workshops. The Thursday group is facilitated by Abigail Thomas (author of A Three Dog Life, Safekeeping, Thinking About Memoir, What Comes Next and How to Like It: A Memoir, and other books) and meets from 3 – 5:30 p.m. The Friday group is facilitated by Ann Hutton (writer for Ulster Publishing, Chronogram and other local publications) and meets from 2 – 4 p.m. Both groups meet at Reuner Cancer Support House, 80 Mary’s Avenue, Kingston. One of Thomas’ oncology support program writing groups published a book, Holding On, Letting Go, a few years ago.
Artists included in the exhibition:
Jenny Lee Fowler
Kathleen Caroll Walsh
Diane Golden Peterson
Kathleen Carroll Walsh