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Resilience and Grieving through Poetry: An Exploration through Creativity for Children and Teens

We invite children and teens to gather to express their unique voices and experiences about loss and resilience. We will do this with poetry under the guidance of John Fox, PPM, who for over 30 years has worked with children and teens to affirm their poet within.

Every child and teen attending will have a chance to speak and be heard. They may also attend if they prefer only to listen.

Previous experience with poetry is not required.

FREE and open to the public.
All children and teens ages 8 – 19 are welcome to attend:

In-Person Workshops
Saturday May 13, 2023
Agua Hedionda Lagoon, Carlsbad, CA

  • 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST (Ages 13 – 19)
  • 1:00 – 2:30 PM PST (Ages 8 – 12)



Donations are graciously accepted.


Questions? 760.431.4100 or

The paths to peace, self-discovery, even healing are not always open to us. In fact they are never nearly open to us. We must open them, but it’s hard to find a key in a thunderstorm. I’ve known and worked with John Fox for a number of years, and taking part in his workshops I discovered that John is the key master. John possesses the skill and heart to allow expression to come forth, and through his care healing happens! Please have your children join us.

Jim Reiser, MA, LMFT, Bereavement Coordinator of Hospice of the North Coast

John Fox is a poet, educator, and author. His books include, Finding What You Didn’t Lose: Expressing Your Truth and Creativity through Poem-Making (1995) and Poetic Medicine: The Healing Art of Poem-Making (1997). His work is featured in the 2008 PBS documentary Healing Words: Poetry & Medicine. John has taught as associate adjunct professor in California at Institutes and Universities over the last 25 years. Since 1992 he has had the privilege and joy of working with children and teens in schools and hospitals across the United States. John is President of The Institute for Poetic Medicine, a nonprofit, which provides poetry-as-healer to marginalized communities in the US and around the world.

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