On Healing: An Interactive Poetry Workshop

When:
May 25, 2019 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
2019-05-25T13:00:00-04:00
2019-05-25T15:00:00-04:00
Where:
Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association
465 School St
Lowell
MA 01851
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Princess Moon

On Healing: An Interactive Poetry Workshop

This workshop dives into the art of storytelling to face the trauma we hold deep in our hears to nurture and build the next generation of emotionally responsible and culturally rich people. By having group discussions on the AAPI mental health stigma and generational trauma, participants will be able to open their souls to write about their sorrows and resilience.

This workshop will be hosted by Princess Moon and supported by ANGRY ASIAN GIRLS, the Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association (CMAA), and the Center for Hope and Healing.

WELLNESS:
The Center for Hope and Healing will have staff onsite to provide professional wellness support.

TRANSIT:
From North Station (Boston) –
Take the Lowell Line Shuttle from North Station to Woburn Anderson Transportation center.
Transfer to the Lowell Line of the Commuter Rail.
CMAA is a 10-15 minute walk from the Commuter rail station (0.6 miles).
**Please be aware that there is limited service on Sundays.**

CARS:
Parking is available onsite, but space is limited in the lot.
We recommend that folks try to coordinate rides in the comments section! Feel free to reach out for more support if you are having trouble!

ACCESSIBILITY:

English- Khmer translation will be available.
This event is open to all age groups

ARTIST BIO:
Princess Moon is an award-winning poet, teaching artist, and community organizer based in Boston. Her work unearths conversations with ancestral spirits, trauma left behind by the ghosts of violent men, and the hauntingly beautiful journey of finding one’s self. As the daughter of refugees, her purpose as an artist is heavily inspired by the Cambodian genocide, which is responsible for at least 1.7 million deaths. She is determined to write her people’s stories back into existence.

She was the first woman SlamMaster to the Mill City Slam and formerly served as the Programs Director of the youth organization FreeVerse! Princess Moon has graced the Finals stages of the 2011 Brave New Voices as well as the 2012 and 2013 Louder Than a Bomb Massachusetts. In 2014, she coached the winning team of LTABMA and was awarded the Charmaine Santiago Galdon Award for her tireless community building.

She has featured at countless venues and presented the Keynote Speech at the 2016 Massachusetts Mental Health Forum. In 2018, Princess Moon founded Let Me Write You a Poem, an online platform geared towards community healing through storytelling.

You can find her work in Gateways Mag, Young Angel Midnight: An Anthology of Emerging Artists, and in her first full-length collection of poetry The Genocide’s Love Baby Learns to Sing (Bootstrap Press).