EOW Gratitude List

Embodying Our Words gave us pages of inspiration, as well as laughter and tears. The varied events formed wide and intimate circles, providing a range of ways to explore embodied writing – life stories connected to the body. Co-organizer Dawn Comer and I are extremely grateful for the many contributions of sponsors, guests, and program participants. We hope to cover all our bases here but will update our list as needed, in the case we recall even the smallest manner of assistance!

Huge thanks to our sponsors for their material and promotional support: the Women’s Center of Greater Lansing, the Center for Poetry, and the MSU LGBT Resource Center.

A special shout out to WCGL director Cindie Alwood for nourishing us from breakfast to dinner during our second day of programing. You are a wonder!

Many thanks to volunteers who made EOW possible: Jasmine Smith (WCGL) for registration, flyer design, and food arrangements; Amy Dress (Defiance College, OH) for designing our program bookmark; Austin and Jen Schalliol and Steve Smith for sharing their visual art for our promotional and program use.

Thanks to local businesses for donating food: Aladdin’s Restaurant and Panera Bakery of Frandor Shopping Center; Noodles & Company of East Lansing.

Appreciation to Michigan State University instructors Katie Livingston and Madhu Narayan for inviting their service-learning students to assist with and participate in EOW. And thanks to those students for set-up and clean-up during our campus events.

Thank you, City Pulse, for covering EOW! “The power of healing words” by Gabi Moore (2/23/11) shines a clear light on the essence of the program. And we look forward to watching the video story soon to be released!

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