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A collaboration between Write From the Heart and the Penn Medicine / Lancaster General Health Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute.

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.

Wednesday evenings (6:30 - 8:30 pm), 8-week series (via ZOOM)

Jan 6 - Mar 3 (no class Feb 17)

Mar 24 - May 12

Jul 7 - Sep 1 (no class Aug 25)

Oct 6 - Dec 1 (no class Nov 24)

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.