FREE EVENT, especially for women survivors!! Robin Lynn Brooks' Healing/Teaching Talk/Reading, 222 Arts & Wellness Center, Gloucester, MA, October 7 • 7-9 pm
Healing Talk for Women Survivors
You Are NOT Alone and it IS Possible to Heal
For Domestic Violence Awareness Month
222 Arts & Wellness Center
222 Eastern Avenue, Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930
Robin will introduce her talk with insights, encouragement, and inspiration on healing — what helped her as she traveled on her awe-inspiring journey from the devastation of her childhood. She will follow with a transformational reading from her poetic memoir “The Blooming of the Lotus: a spiritual journey from trauma into light,” beginning from the deepest abyss and ending with the most breathtaking light and fulfillment of her own life. Discussion and a book signing afterwards. (Books and eBooks will be available for sale.)
Brooks says, “In my book(s) and readings, I introduce the tools I used for my own healing. In my workshops, I go on to teach these tools. My hope is that, with the help of therapy and healing tools, survivors may come out of isolation — breaking the silence — and come to believe not only in the ability to heal but also in their own power.
“By informing those who impact survivors’ lives — healing professionals, educators, the judges who rule on sexual abuse cases, and even family and friends — I hope that, in time, we may rid the world of this atrocious form of abuse.”
“Thank you for guiding me through the darkness into the light!” — a reader & workshop participant
To view some of Robin's readings, please go to her Youtube channel.
About the Author
Robin Lynn Brooks is a published poet and playwright, and her art has traveled nationwide. She has a Masters in Sculpture from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. She is also a book designer. Currently, Brooks is working on a prose sequel to “The Blooming of the Lotus,” as well as several other healing books for survivors. She lives in western Massachusetts, where nature surrounds her and supports her in her own healing.
About the Book
“The Blooming of the Lotus: a spiritual journey from trauma into light” was written in collaboration with trauma specialist Dr. AnDréya Wilde who organized the poems to follow the natural order of healing.
Whether a survivor reads the poems sequentially or chooses a chapter that resonates in the moment, she comes to know she is not alone. Healing tools are demonstrated throughout, as well as messages of hope, validation, courage, strength, and inspiration.
For links to purchase a book or eBook, please click here.
Robin is currently available for speaking engagements, including readings, keynotes, lectures, and workshops. Please see my website.
Transcendent Art Show: visions of mental illness & mental health, Petersham Town Hall, Petersham, MA. Opening Reception, September 19, 6 - 8 pm.
This is an art show of student and professional artist, all to do with mental illness and mental health. It was put together by high school student MacKenzie Coffman and half of the proceeds of sales will go to Abby's House in Worcester, about shelter, housing, and advocacy for women.
I have my very large "Healing What Was Done to Us," "Speak" (above) with the poem from my book "Wild Geese" hung beside it, "Blood Bath" with its accompanying poem "Blood Bath" from my book, "Vision," and "River Mother, Heath Road."
I will do a short performance piece that introduces my Blooming work before I read the poem from my book "I'll Keep Going."
I will also have my book for sale.
If you can, it should be an incredible event. Just amazing work from what I saw when I dropped off!
For the re-release of The Blooming of the Lotus by WriteLife Publishing, and since I am at last feeling better, I have begun to schedule some new events.
One I am particularly excited about: my first radio interview!!
Here is the list (also on my Events page: http://www.bloomingofthelotus.com/events.html)
Radio Interview. Citywide Blackout, Max Bowen Host/Producer, Boston radio (www.wemfradio.com). 617-967-4909. This Thursday evening, September 17, 8 pm!!
Short Reading. Transcendent Art Show: visions of mental illness and mental health. I will show several pieces of my healing art, as well as do a short reading from my book. Petersham Town Hall, 3 South Main Street, Petersham, MA. Show is open September 19, 3 - 8 pm and September 20, 12 - 4 pm. Sale of art to benefit Abby's House, Worcester. I will read during the opening, September 19, 6 - 8 pm.
Public Talk/Reading. For Domestic Violence Awareness Month. 222 Arts & Wellness Center, 222 Eastern Avenue, Gloucester, MA. 978-281-6222. October 7, evening. 7 - 9 pm.
Short Reading. Annual Conference of the Association of Personal Historians, Holiday Inn, Sacramento-Capitol Plaza, Sacramento, California. October 25, 10:30 am.
Thank you, each one of you, who has been a support to me over all of my life and this work.
As I write, I discover more and more who I am, and, as I do so, I share with you, in case anything I write may resonate with, help, or guide you.