Join us at the Fort Frances campus for a poetry session with Toronto poet Ronna Bloom as she discusses her book “A Possible Trust: The Poetry of Ronna Bloom.” This book of poetry is an invitation to reflect on the missing conversations of the lives of healthcare workers.
This event is free and open to everyone, and is especially geared to individuals working in healthcare.
About the book
“A Possible Trust” is an invitation to reflect on the missing conversations in the lives of healthcare workers. Bloom writes concisely of the precarious, the ephemeral, the epic, and the fragility and determination of people in daily life and extraordinary health crises. Her poetry has been used by teachers, architects, spiritual leaders, and in hospitals across Canada.
About Ronna Bloom
Ronna Bloom is a poet, registered psychotherapist, (CRPO inactive) and author of six books of poetry. Her work has been broadcast on the CBC, recorded by the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, translated into Bangla and Chinese, and shortlisted for several Canadian literary awards.
Ronna runs workshops, coaches writers, and gives talks on poetry, spontaneity, presence and health care. In Rx for Poetry, Ronna writes and prescribes poems on the spot. She brings twenty years of psychotherapy practice to her work as a poet and facilitator.
Ronna created the Poet in Residence programme at Mount Sinai Hospital in 2012 and is Poet in Residence in the Health, Arts and Humanities Programme at U of T. In these roles, she offers students, staff, and healthcare professionals opportunities to articulate their experiences through poetry and reflective writing. She is a frequent guest speaker at universities, hospitals, community groups and institutions across Ontario.
Ronna has performed with Juno award-winning musician Jayme Stone. A one-minute film based on the poem “Grief Without Fantasy” was made by filmmaker Midi Onodera and screened in the Official Selection at the Toronto Urban Film Festival. In a collaboration with PLANT Architects, her poem “The City” was painted 30 meters long on King Street in Toronto for the summer of 2018.
Read more at: https://ronnabloom.com/
Space is limited, so we ask that you register online at https://forms.office.com/r/4h72BBBnGN by October 9, 2023 to secure a spot.