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Write From the Heart collaborates with Penn Medicine/Lancaster General Health's Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute, the Mcglinn Cancer Institute/Reading Hospital, the Milton S. Hershey Medical/ Penn State Cancer Institute, and Breast Cancer Support Services of Berks County.

The word is out: creative writing - from the heart - makes a difference in cancer recovery! These thoughtful, relaxing workshops awaken the creative spirit, gently, without intimidation or pressure. Taught in an atmosphere of warmth, compassion, and trust, they are a safe haven for the experienced and first-timers alike, especially those who have always longed to write but thought they couldn't. No grades, grammar, or competition. No spelling, punctuation, or red pen. Sharing optional. Mischief a must! A writing class to illuminate laughter, courage, and hope. For cancer patients and their caregivers, no matter where you're receiving treatment.

Contact Us for information on joining our workshops, anytime!

Registration required. 

All workshops are online via Zoom, and FREE!

Please call Melissa at 717-393-4713 or email

"Both a writing class and the best support group I've ever been in."                  ~Jay S.     

“The cancer writing workshop is one of my lifesavers. I’m so lucky to be a part of it.”

~Daniel E.     

"Thank you, Melissa, for the safe place that you provide for us to be ourselves - with all our ups and downs, joys and pains."

    ~Joan E.