Annette Wick and Pauletta Hansel Untangle Creative Writing for Caregivers
This podcast is a duet with authors Annette Jannuzzi Wick and Pauletta Hansel, both of Cincinnati, Ohio, who are not only good friends but collaborators on writing workshops. Both have cared for mothers with dementia.
Annette is a writer, speaker, and author of I’ll Have Some of Yours: What my mother taught me about dementia, cookies, music, the outside, and her life inside a care home, essays inspired by her dementia journey.
Pauletta is a poet, essayist, and teacher who was Cincinnati’s first Poet Laureate (2016-2018). She is the author of Palindrome, a collection of poetry inspired by her personal caregiver experience.
In this episode, we discuss their upcoming creative writing workshop for caregivers, beginning February 16, 2023, how digging deep through creative writing can be a therapeutic tool, and family dynamics in caregiving.
After the Podcast
Read Annette’s AlzAuthors post: Writing Restores a Mother-Daughter Relationship in “I’ll Have Some of Yours”
Read Pauletta’s AlzAuthors post:
Poetry Book on Dementia Caregiving: Palindrome by Pauletta Hansel
Buy the books
I’ll Have Some of Yours: What my mother taught me about dementia, cookies, music, the outside, and her life inside a care home (Three Arch Press)
Palindrome (Dos Madres Press, 2017)
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Before the Diagnosis, Volume 2
Connect with Annette
Website (includes links to blogs)
Find You in the Sun (blog)
Connect with Pauletta
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