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The Writing Institute at Antioch College to host reading and workshop by poet Ann Filemyr

Poet Ann Filemyr YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio — February 20, 2012 — Poet Ann Filemyr, author of The Healer’s Diary, will present a poetry reading at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 15, 2012, in the Olive Kettering Library on the Antioch College campus. The poems in the collection vary in form from short personal lyrics to prose poems spanning cultures and geographies, looking both backward and forward, seeking connection and healing. Fileymr describes her poetic collection as a “luminous effort to make sense of the torn world in order to restore vitality and beauty.”

Filemyr also will host “Healing the Creative Spirit”—an experiential writing workshop—from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, March 17, in the Coretta Scott King Center on the College campus. Free to students, faculty, staff and community members, the workshop will fuse creative writing, mindfulness, whole brain exercises and play in order for participants to expand their awareness and touch their potential. Registration is required by e-mailing Gariot Louima, chief communications officer and coordinator of the Writing Institute, at

Ann Filemyr, Ph.D., is the academic dean of the College for Contemporary Native Arts at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe. Prior to that, she was a member of the faculty for fifteen years at Antioch College. She is the author of two books of poetry: The Healer’s Diary (Sunstone Press, 2012) and Growing Paradise (LaNana Creek Press, 2011). Some of the poems were inspired by the people and places she knew living in Yellow Springs. Others arise from living near and working with the Pueblo peoples of New Mexico. Still others are rooted in her twenty-year apprenticeship to the late plant medicine teacher, Keewaydinoquay.

For more information, or to reserve a seat for the creative writing workshop, contact Gariot Louima at .

About Antioch College

Antioch College is a private, independent nonprofit liberal arts college in Yellow Springs, Ohio. The College curriculum puts equal emphasis on rigorous liberal arts learning, work (cooperative education), and community engagement. Students will complete individualized majors based on one or more of 11 concentrations, a language minor, and six full-time work experiences off campus. The institution, originally founded in 1850, is authorized by the Ohio Board of Regents to grant Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees.

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