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Women’s Forum

April 4, 2014 @ 8:45 am - 3:15 pm

Author Beverly Donofrio.69076_barber_charles

Writing, the Arts, and Healing

A Forum For Women Students
(but not for women and students only)
At Middlesex Community College

Featured speakers: Former MxCC student Beverly Donofrio, author of Riding in Cars With Boysand Astonished and Charles Barber, Visiting Writer at Wesleyan University and author of Songs From the Black Chair and Comfortably Numb: How Psychiatry is Medicating a Nation

This event is free and open to the public but registration is required.



8:45-9:30         Registration and breakfast

9:30-11              Keynote Speaker:  Beverly D’Onofrio, author of Riding in Cars With Boys and Astonished: A Story of Evil, Blessings, Grace, and Solace

11-11:15              Break, Book signing

11:15-12:30       Mid-day Speaker:  Charles Barber, Visiting Writer, Wesleyan University and Director of The Connection Institute for Innovative Practice;

                              “The Life You Save Could Be Your Own:  The Benefit of Narrative”

12:30-1:30        Lunch

1:30-3                 Breakout Sessions

3-3:15                 Closing Remarks

Breakout Sessions     
  • Delivering Your Story—Ann Shapiro, Connecticut Storytelling Center
  • Writing as a Tool for Healing—Dale Griffith, Professor of English, Middlesex Community College
  • How the Arts Help to Heal—Douglas Johnson, Professor of Composition (retired), Trinity College
  • How to Negotiate a Mortgage—Faith Wilson, Mortgage Loan Officer and Rosa Carrero, Community Development Officer, Liberty Bank


April 4, 2014
8:45 am - 3:15 pm
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Chapman Hall, Room 808
100 Training Hill Rd.
Middletown,CT06457United States
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Please note the following abbreviated college hours through 5/29:

The college will be completely closed all day on Friday 5/26, and Monday 5/29 in recognition of the Memorial Day holiday. All offices and services will resume on Tuesday, 5/30 with their normal hours (8 am - 4:30 pm).

The Meriden Center's last day open for the summer will be Thursday, 5/25. After that, all services should be done through the Middletown campus.

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