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Journal writing discussion group offered through WRAC

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- "Journal Writing" is a structured discussion group for women and sponsored by the Women's Resource and Action Center (WRAC) at the University of Iowa. The group will meet from 8 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning Sept. 9 and continuing through Oct. 28.

Members of the group will make their own journals, then explore their creativity by using different exercises and media to fill their journals. Class size is limited, so interested persons are encouraged to register by calling WRAC at (319) 335-1486.

"This is a way to explore how we create, while at the same time providing the time and space for experimenting with new ways of creating, of expressing ourselves," explains Rachel Pickett, who will be the group's facilitator. The idea for the group came from Pickett's experiences. "I found journaling to be a source of strength and exhilaration, particularly during the times in my life when my responsibilities and commitments outweighed free and fun time," she says.

Pickett has designed the discussion group so that participants will have time to try different forms of creativity in their journals. The group will discuss the different forms of creativity, the feelings those forms evoke, and other connections between weekly journal writing and the women's lives.

All group meetings will be held at WRAC, 130 North Madison, Iowa City (across the street from the Iowa Memorial Union). For more information, call (319) 335-1486.