Creative, dynamic and insightful, Myrna Patterson teaches writing as a form of spiritual practice, designing lessons that reach deep into the writer’s experience and memory. She infuses her classes with a variety of prompts, literary examples and meditations and provides a safe, nurturing environment for thoughtful and useful feedback.

As editor, teacher, writer and poet for almost 40 years, Myrna draws on a wealth of resources. She’s written several literature curriculum guides, has published her poetry in journals and anthologies, was a Massachusetts Cultural Council Writer-in-Residence (1995-2000) and was named to Who’s Who in America. Her first poetry collection, Umbra, was published in 2004. She holds a M.A. from Harvard Graduate School of Education, has studied writing at Vermont Studio Center and the Fine Arts Work Center, and is a Squaw Valley Community of Writers poet. Ms. Patterson teaches at her home, at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education, Kripalu Center and at the French-American International School of Boston.

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