I Wander, It Calls

For Mental Illness

  One in four Americans will receive a mental illness diagnosis at some point in their lives.  This diagnosis can isolate, stigmatize, confound, and instill fear.  Or, it can connect people to vital hope and resources.  A big part of that connection is learning to honor, share, and create out of personal experience.  Well Arts‘[…]

For Elders

Well Arts Institute provides writing-for-theatre workshops for the 60-and-over set through “Voices of Our Elders”.  These workshops provides basic and intermediate creative memoir and poetry writing skills to all comers.  We write and share in supportive, warm community!  Professional actors are auditioned annually to work with elders to put those stories on stage.  Our elder[…]

Soldier's Heart, Artist Jenny Kroik

For Veterans

  Well Arts partners with the Portland Vet Center to provide an annual, two-monthlong story-arts workshop. By incorporating writing, visual art, and basic theatre practice, we hope to give veterans tools to begin to organize and share their story with others. The workshop culminates in an invited read.  Each soldier brings one family member or[…]