R115. Write for Your Life

Room 208 C&D, Level 2
Thursday, April 9, 2015
9:00 am to 10:15 am


Write for Your Life is a cross-genre reading/panel discussion on the therapeutic value of poetry, moderated by the director of a graduate writing program. Three poet/social workers briefly share their journeys of self-discovery through poetry and explore the benefits of emotional mapping with participants through prompts and discussion, with a particular focus on the value of spoken word in working with workshop populations of all ages and contexts.



Julie Sheehan’s three poetry collections are Bar Book: Poems and Otherwise, Orient Point, and Thaw. Her honors include a Whiting Writers’ Award and NYFA fellowship in poetry. She teaches in and directs the MFA program at Stony Brook Southampton. 

Susan Dingle is an LCSW CASAC, poet, performance artist, and therapist. A former Colgate instructor, she now combines writing with recovery for clients and communities. Her one woman show The Hollywood Dreamcatcher charts the journey from addiction to sobriety.

Terri Muuss, LMSW, is an author, director, actor, life coach, social worker, motivational speaker, and PR director. Her book, Over Exposed, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize and her one-woman show Anatomy of a Doll was named Critics Pick of the Week by the NY Daily News.

Maggie Bloomfield, a writer and psychotherapist, won an Emmy Award as lyricist for Sesame Street. She is a published poet and essayist, presents writing workshops with the Poets of Well-Being, and performs spoken word in New York City, Long Island, and Chicago.


March 8–11, 2023
Seattle, Washington

Seattle Convention Center