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 Army Community Service 719-526-0423 2366 0 Institute for Veterans and Military Families: Onward to Opportunity 719-244-6634 2567 0 Operation Homefront 719-368-3898 2555 0 El Paso County Veterans Services 719-520-7750 2277 0 Pikes Peak Community College Department of Military & Veterans Programs 719-502-4100 2425 0 Fort Carson Warrior Transition Battalion 719-526-9350 2347 0 2131 44 mollywingate@poetryheals.org

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Poetry HealsOrganizational Affiliation

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

Writing workshops for all ages and experiences that focus on expressive writing. This can be one-on-one or six-on-one. Through writing games and prepared templates, participants learn to write about their lives from their hearts.





Level:
Beginner
Type:
Group - Open to Community
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
Poetry Heals Workshops

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

Poetry Heals will have writing prompts, games and mentors to write poems while you also make your own paper. Combat Paper is bringing paper for you to write on, too. This one-time opportunity will be a special chance to really writer from your heart. Up to 15 participants.





Level:
Beginner
Type:
Group – Military/Veteran Only
Age:
All Ages
Venue:
Imagination Celebration Space at Citadel Mall
Located at:
705 Citadel Drive East
2nd level near Penneys
Date(s):
October 15, 2019
Time(s):
6 - 8 PM
Poetry Heals with Combat Paper at CACTUS
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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