Write to Explore and Express the Wild Beauty of Your Heart
Meredith Heller invites you to write as a path toward self-understanding and as a lifelong refuge of steadfast friendship with yourself. She used the power of writing to heal and save her own life, and now she teaches others to do the same. In this book, Meredith shares the techniques she developed to help people from all walks of life explore their emotions, find their voice, and better navigate life's challenges. Filled with potent exercises and inspiring poems from the author and her students, Writing by Heart is a must-read for anyone, from seasoned writer to novice, who wants to discover the transformative power of writing.
Meredith Heller is a poet, singer-songwriter, avid nature lover, and educator with degrees in writing and education. A California Poet in the Schools, she leads writing workshops at public and private schools, juvenile detention centers, women's prisons, the Institute for Poetic Medicine, the Kennedy Center for the Arts, creativity summits, wellness retreats, and online. She is the author of Write a Poem, Save Your Life and three poetry collections: Songlines, Yuba Witch, and River Spells. She lives in Marin County, California. John Fox is the founder of the Institute for Poetic Medicine and author of Finding What You Didn't Lose: Expressing Your Truth and Creativity with Poem-Making. MeredithHeller.com
Meredith Heller photo courtesy of the author.