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Writing to Wellness™ with C. Thomas

April 26 | 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Writing to Wellness™ is a discussion-based workshop designed to use poetry as a tool for healing. Participants will learn helpful tips via discussion on how to navigate healing through expressive forms of creative writing, how to advocate for others and how to build a safe space for self-care. 

Writing to Wellness™ was founded and created by C. Alexandria-Bernard Thomas, Sole Proprietor of C. Thomas Works. 

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C. Alexandria-Bernard Thomas (he/him)

C. Alexandria-Bernard Thomas award-winning poet, teaching artist, an advocate for Child Abuse Prevention, the LGBTQIA community, and Mental Health Awareness.

Named a pioneer of poetry by the National Underground Spoken Word Poetry Award (NUSPA) in 2015, C. has the dynamic skill set of a performer AND host. He has mesmerized audiences at Angelina College, Howard University, Prince George’s Community College, Thomas Jefferson University, Busboys and Poets (as a featured poet and host), Studio 2001 Art Gallery, The Athenaeum, and the Torpedo Art Factory, just to name a few.

His work as a community organizer has afforded him opportunities to educate adults on how to respond and react to Child Sexual Abuse through Safe Shores-The DC Children’s Advocacy Center, Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children® and serving as a board member for Touch Me I’m Tellin’ (TMIT). In addition, he has received honorable mentions from World Childhood Foundation USA, Buddy Speaks, End the Harvest Ministries, publications by The Zebra, and more.

A true force of nature and a necessary voice for uplifting the community and inspiring hope. Witnessing him perform, teaching, or during a speaking engagement is experiencing love in action.

Non-binary, ladies, and gentlemen, C. Alexandria-Bernard Thomas!


April 26
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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