Spring is coming, and with it, we are pleased to announce a new series of four ten-week Writers for Recovery Workshops, which will take place at community recovery centers and correctional facilities in central and northern Vermont.
Gary will lead the first workshop, which kicks off on Tuesday, April 21, at the Turning Point Center in Barre Vermont. Starting in early May, he will also lead workshops at the Calendonia Community Work Camp in St. Johnsbury and the Northern State Correctional Facility in Newport. Starting in June, Bess O'Brien will lead a 10-week workshop at the Kingdom Recovery Center in St. Johnsbury.
Writers for Recovery Workshops are open to anyone age 18 or over who is in recovery or whose family has been affected by addiction. The workshops use writing to address issues of addiction and recovery, but no previous writing experience is necessary.
Funding for these new workshops has been generously provided by the Vermont Department of Corrections. Writers for Recovery would like to thank Brian McLaughlin of the Department of Corrections for making our presence in the correctional facilities possible, and for his support of our mission. We'd also like to thank Bob Purvis and Kristen LaFond of the Turning Point Center of Central Vermont and Nancy Bassett and Cindy Nutting of the Kingdom Recovery Center for providing space and logistical support.