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September 8 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PMFree
Avenue 50 Studio presents
readings by clients, ex-clients, and staff from
the Northeast Wellness Center’s Writing Your Life Stories Group
plus open mic
Sunday, September 8th 2019 | 2:00 pm
Free | Donations Accepted
Light refreshments will be served.
The Northeast The Northeast Wellness Center Center is a thriving and creative facility of the LA County Department of Mental Health. We cherish our relationships in the community and strive for inclusion and belonging.
Inspired by Avenue 50 Studio’s “Some Place Like Home” exhibit, we clients, ex-clients, and staff from the Wellness Center’s Writing Your Life Stories Group warmly invite you to a reading of creative works and an open mic event.
Among us are those who have lived on the streets, experienced jail, or been 5150’d with strapped down ambulance rides to the psych ward. Some of us have closed ourselves into sunless rooms swilling vodka, or have parked for days in front of a screen stuffing Cheetos into lonely mouths. All of us have chosen a journey of becoming, of creating home and belonging—within and without.
Please join us in exploring home and belonging. Bring your poems, musings, stories, or raves to share. Any written form and any length up to a maximum of 3 minutes is welcome.
For over 9 years, the Writing Your Life Stories Group has been a safe place for people to find their truth, their heart, and their voice through putting pen to paper. For many, the struggle with mental illness is an isolating experience. Wellness and authenticity emerge when writing and reading our stories with others. It is a healing process of connection with one’s self and one’s community.
TRANSPORTATION: Parking is available behind the building, enter through the unpaved driveway.. Avenue 50 is also available via Metro Highland Park Station and Southwest Station stops, and by bus line 81 on Figueroa and Avenue 50. There is also street parking, though very limited.
ACCESSIBILITY: Space is accessible by wheelchair from the front entrance, bathroom has limited accessibility. Archways are narrow. Sound in the event space has some echoing.
This program is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs.