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Poetry Heals

Facilitator: Jacinta White

Jacinta V. White is the founder and director of The Word Project, an organization committed to engaging and assisting persons on their journey of self-discovery, expression, and healing though poetry writing. Jacinta, a published writer and poet who received the 2008 First Place in the Press 53 Open Poetry Contest, works with organizations such as the Greensboro Public Library (where she is the co-director for LifeVerse); Brenner's Children Hospital in Winston-Salem, NC; the Women's Resource Center in Greensboro, NC; the Carolina Center for Hospice and End of Life Care; and the Adult Center for Enrichment. She holds a BA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a MPA from Georgia State University in Atlanta. Jacinta is currently working on her certification in the field of poetry therapy through the National Association of Poetry Therapy.

Jacinta and the Word Project publish Snapdragon: A Journal of Art & Healing, a quarterly online journal, launched in January 2015, with the vision and commitment of expanding the conversation on art and healing. The journal publishes novice, emerging and established writers, and features poetry, creative nonfiction and photography. To find out more, visit

Poetry Heals
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