Executive Director E-News 2-1-16: Creative Writing Program


On Friday afternoon the Resource Center hosted the Mid-Year Creative Writing Presentation. Nine participants in the weekly Creative Writing Group used this opportunity to practice presenting their pieces in preparation for the Expressive Arts Project in July. 

This was the largest group of presenters we’ve had at the mid-year gathering. I saw many new faces as well as some of the “regulars.”  This year the program is being led by McLean Cannon, our Jesuit Volunteer and he is assisted by Chris Targoss, a volunteer who has been involved at the WSCC and in this program for many years.

McLean began the presentation with one of his pieces, “Friday Afternoons” in which he shared his anticipation for the weekly creative writing group. This was followed by readings called:

“The Color of Pride”

“A Letter to My Mother on Her Birthday”


“Struggles of the new year”

“Keep it Humble”

“I am a Survivor”

Every client shared a part of their life, their struggles and triumphs; their story. I was privileged to be part of this extraordinary performance. I invite all of you to attend the Expressive Arts Project in July – it is always a very special evening. My thanks to McLean and Chris for guiding the group and especially Kenneth, Lucy, Terry, Charles, Nancy, Derek, Clarence, C.M. and Larry for their willingness to share their stories.

Another Reminder: The Friends of the WSCC is a group of very committed women who raise funds for Moriah House, the Women and Children’s Shelter and provide other needed items to the residents. This year they are holding their 28th Annual WOMEN HELPING WOMEN event on Sunday, March 6th at LaCentre Banquet Facility. There is a boutique, silent auction, amazing baskets, and raffles. It is always a wonderful event. Over the past 27 years the group has raised almost $1,000,000 for Moriah House. Invitations are sent in early February. For more information call Evelyn Allen at 440-871-6681. 

As always, thank you for reading.