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Mental Health Association Writing and Well-Being Workshop hosts reading

The Erie County Mental Health Association’s Writing and Well-Being Workshop will showcase its poetry and prose at a community meeting Thursday evening.

The event will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Talking Leaves Bookstore, 3158 Main St.

Readings will be done by those from the Self-Discovery Center at Buffalo Psychiatric Center the Restoration Society’s Englewood Drop-in Center.

The program is free open to the community. Those who wish to attend and participate are asked to call Lisa Maria Cruz at 886-1242, Ext. 310 or email

The Writing and Well-Being Workshop has united those with mental health conditions for 22 years. The workshop embraces beginning artists who may be writing for the first time, as well as more-seasoned veterans.  The group provides a forum for writers to express themselves in a safe environment; 95 percent of participants say it helps them in their recovery.


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