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Joan Kantor: “Mental Illness from the Personal to Public”

Please join us on Thursday, December 8th, for a a reading by and conversation with  Connecticut poet Joan Kantor.

Please note we have moved to the Universalist Church of West Hartford (433 Fern Street, West Hartford). Doors open at 6:30 for light refreshments and conversation. Poetry begins at 7 PM. Open mic precedes the featured poets; open mic poems on the subject of mental health are encouraged but not required. Come and read anything! Free of charge! Donations gratefully accepted.

About the poet:

Joan Kantor was born and raised in New York City. She graduated from Queens College with a Bachelor’s Degree in History and Education. After receiving her Master’s Degree from Antioch University, Joan became a learning disabilities specialist and counselor at Manchester Community College. Her books include Shadow Sounds, Antrim House, Too Close for Comfort, Aldrich Press, and Holding It Together, Surviving a Legacy of Mental Illness. Joan is a member of The International Academy for Poetry Therapy and through The Healing Word and Writing Your Self, she offers individual and group expressive writing sessions in healthcare facilities, community centers, senior centers, independent/assisted living programs and through continuing education.