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Therapeutic Poetry Workshop


A Reading and Writing Workshop: Poetry as Balm, Sustenance & Resistance with Marjorie Thomsen, LICSW



This workshop is designed to offer a space to consider how we can re-connect to our truest selves through poetry so that our utterance can be a form of hope.

Marjorie will lead an interactive discussion of how strong emotions and living with uncertainty impacts our body and mind. We will explore how writing poetry can transform our experiences and not merely transcribe them. We will read a range of poets, many of whom have struggled with mental health challenges, and gain insight and impetus from their work. Participants will have the opportunity to practice writing from various prompts that will help them tap inner resources of strength and renewal. This workshop will help you bring your bravest and most generous self to the page.

This group is recommended for those with:

  • feelings of low self-esteem and confidence

  • mild to moderate symptoms of depression and anxiety

  • difficulties focusing on the here-and-now


Date: Thursday, February 2, 2023, 5:30 - 7:00pm

Location: TCA Counseling Group, 6 Edgerly Place, 3rd Floor, Boston 02116

Age: 18+

Cost: $75

Advance Reservations Only

For More Information

call 617.861.0370

text 857.209.8338‬


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About Marjorie Thomsen, LICSW

Marjorie Thomsen loves teaching others how to play with words and live more poetically in the world. She is the author of “Pretty Things Please” (Turning Point, 2016). Two poems from this collection were read on The Writer’s Almanac.


One of Marjorie’s poems about hiking in a dress and high heels was made into a short animated film. She has been nominated several times for a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. She is the recipient of poetry awards from the University of Iowa School of Social Work, Poetica Magazine, and others.


Marjorie has also served as Poet in Residence in schools throughout New England. She is an instructor at Boston University's School of Social Work. Marjorie is also a psychotherapist at TCA.

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