USAF Academy Airman & Family Readiness Center 719-333-3444 3296 0 Remount Foundation 719-963-5903 3274 0 Military & Veteran Success Center CSU-Pueblo Colorado Springs 719-586-6904 3231 0 Fort Carson Warrior Recovery Center 719-526-4465 3033 0 Wounded Warrior Project (904) 528-6798 2913 0 Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center 719-772-7000 1074 0 Angels of America’s Fallen (719) 377-8264 2687 0 Institute for Veterans and Military Families: Onward to Opportunity 719-244-6634 2567 0 Operation Homefront 719-368-3898 2555 0 StableStrides 719-495-3908 3265 0 2131 44 mollywingate@poetryheals.org

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About the Artist Facilitator

Molly Wingate is a 40-year veteran of teaching writing. She has an MA in English and has been completed Mental Health First Aid training. She has taught high school, community college, university and adult students. She directed the Writing Center at Colorado College for 14 years and is known for her publications and service awards. In 2001, she started Wingate Consulting and has coached writing, ghost written and published her own work. She has nine titles since 2006, including Slow Parenting Teens.

In 2015, she discovered Pongo Teen Writing in Seattle and saw a model for what could be done in the Pikes Peak Region, especially for teens and veterans. She founded Poetry Heals, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, and is its executive director. Poetry Heals takes therapeutic poetry writing to people who are living difficult lives. Poetry Heals partners with hosting institutions which serve veterans, distressed teens, institutionalized, incarcerated, and homeless people.

Wingate continues to coach writers, ghost write, and coach parents.  She lives in Manitou Springs with her husband and has two grown sons.

MY EXPERIENCES

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About this Experience

Designed to meet the interests and needs of the beginning-level student, this is a one-on-one session where you will learn to write poetry or prose (nonfiction and fiction).





Level:
Beginner
Type:
Individual
Age:
All Ages
Venue:
Colorado Springs Quaker Meeting House
Located at:
950 E. Cimarron Street, Colorado Springs
Date(s):
To be agreed upon
Time(s):
To be agreed upon
One-on-One Writing Class (Beginner, 1 hour)

About this Experience

Designed to meet the interests and needs of the intermediate-level student, this is a one-on-one session where you will learn to write poetry or prose (nonfiction and fiction).





Level:
Intermediate
Type:
Individual
Age:
All Ages
Venue:
Colorado Springs Quaker Meeting House
Located at:
950 E. Cimarron Street, Colorado Springs
Date(s):
To be agreed upon
Time(s):
To be agreed upon
One-on-One Writing Class (Intermediate, 1 hour)

About this Experience

While the stay-at-home orders are in place, we can still have poetry workshops, via ZOOM. Poetry Heals will have writing prompts, games and mentors to support veterans and their families in writing poems  from their hearts. Themes will include the upcoming holidays and healing. Up to 15 participants.





Level:
Beginner
Type:
Group – Military/Veteran Only
Age:
All Ages
Venue:
Zoom 645-179-758
Date(s):
March 31
Time(s):
6 - 8 PM
Poetry Heals at CACTUS on line!

About this Experience

Poetry Heals will provide 4 classes, once a week for 4 consecutive weeks, for experienced writers. This is designed for writers experiencing blocks and/or are interested in expanding their repertoire of skills. This is a one-on-one writing mentoring.





Level:
Intermediate
Type:
Individual
Age:
All Ages
Venue:
Colorado Springs Quaker Meeting House
Located at:
950 E Cimarron St., Colorado Springs, CO 80901
Date(s):
TBD
Time(s):
TBD
4-week Poetry class
Level:
Experience Level 1 Beginner
Experience Level 2 Intermediate
Type:
Individual Individual
Group/ Public Group - Open to Community
Group/ Private Group - Military/Veteran Only
Age:
All Ages All Ages
Youth Youth
Adult Adult
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