This Dreaming This Living

March - April 2018

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of Miami

This Dreaming This Living
Project by Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

The Sylvester community, their friends, and family members participate in a two-day engagement led by poet Melanie Almeder and artist / therapist Elia Khalaf that includes two parts: (1) a writing workshop and (2) a henna tattoo session.

Participants write poems addressing their bodies. Afterwards, they have the opportunity to have words that sprang from the workshop tattooed in henna on their bodies.

The experience is part of “Where My Dreaming and My Loving Live: Poetry and the Body,” a nationwide initiative produced by the Poetry Coalition.

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