Writers for Recovery
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Writers for Recovery is a series of writing workshops focused on addiction and recovery.
||ExplicitKurtis Thompson: "Sobriety Stew"||Kurtis Thompson is a Vermont native who grew up on a dirt road in the middle of nowhere. He has wanted to be a writer since he was five years old. After living in the Rochester area for eleven years, he moved back to Vermont four years ago and is alway||11/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJohn Gower: "Why I Like to Garden"||John Gower lives in Burlington in a furnished room. He says writing makes his life bigger: it doubles the pleasure, doubles the fun. He thinks dating a woman long distance is what started his interest in writing. He likes the idea of being in love. Ima||11/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitStan Worthley: "I Am From"||Stan Worthley is a recovering addict and alcoholic. He has lived with PTSD for 30 years and self-medicated for 20 years. His recovery was only able to begin after he started writing about his experiences. On this week's podcast, Stan reads his original||11/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAngala Devoid: "I Win"||Angala Devoid has been in recovery for fourteen years. Angala says she drank to forget yesterdays and hide her feelings, to be liked and accepted. Once she admitted she was an alcoholic, her life changed. She grew to love the world she once hated and||11/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDoreen Phillips: "The Moment I Knew Something Had to Change"||Doreen Phillips grew up in Indiana and has lived in central Vermont for almost 19 years. She now participates in the Transformative Language Arts Network (TLAN) affiliated with Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont, and hopes to earn her master's degr||10/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMaura Quinn: "Craving"||Maura Quinn came to sobriety late in life: at fifty-four, when she began a journey to reset her soul. Quinn spent twenty-five years behind the scenes in television news. Her mother’s death, the loss of four beloved pets, and a layoff sent her in sea||10/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAnonymous: "Lampshade, AKA Ugly Bulb"||In addition to holding workshops in recovery centers, Writers for Recovery convenes writing groups in correctional facilities across Vermont. This week's author is currently held in the Vermont correctional system and cannot be identified by name. He r||10/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRobyn Joy: "I Began to Notice"||Robyn Joy has been making something out of nothing since 1976, sober since the first day of 2016. Her daily life includes a growing yoga practice, talking to squirrels and her cat, attempting mindful meditation, singing narrative duets with her husband||10/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRichard Gengras: "A Morning in the Middle of My Addiction"||Richard Gengras moved to Vermont with his family in the late 1980s, and moved from Killington to Danville in the late '90s. He is a chef and a singer and songwriter. On this week's podcast, Richard reads his original poem, "A Morning in the Middle of My||10/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCaitlin Ferland: "Dear Addiction"||Caitlin Ferland is a participant in Writers for Recovery’s Burlington group. She has been sober for five and a half years. Caitlin says she greatly enjoys writing about her journey: It helps her to express her feelings and love for life in a whole new||9/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|