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Susan Griffin is a well-known writer and poet. Among her many books, A Chorus of Stones, was a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Award, won the BABRA award in 1992 and was a NY Times Notable Book of the Year. She is the co-editor of the anthology Transforming Terror, Remembering the Soul of the World to be published this spring by UC Press. The author of Woman and Nature, The Book of the Courtesans, Wrestling with the Angel of Democracy, and the Emmy award winning play, Voices, she was named by Utne reader as one of a hundred important visionaries for the new millennium. She has been awarded an NEA grant, a Macarthur Grant for Peace and International Cooperation and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Her work, which has been translated into 17 languages, is taught in colleges and universities internationally. She lectures widely in the United States and abroad, teaching at the California Institute of Integral Studies, Pacifica Graduate School, the Wright Institute and the University of California as well as privately at her home in Berkeley. http://www.susangriffin.com
Arts in the Valley guest, Faye Saxton is the Executive Director of Wellness Connections. Their mission is to promote wellness for every individual in the Central Valley through a connected community of health care providers who educate people about wellness — what it is, methods to use, and practitioners who specialize in it.
The Vision of Wellness Connections is to create optimal health and wellness of mind, body, and spirit for all people of the Central Valley.
To accomplish that goal they offer the following Public Events:
The annual Wellness Resource Directory. Available in printed form and online.
An Annual Wellness Fair – held once a year and featuring a variety of wellness services and health maintenance providers.
World of Wellness Magazine – A quarterly magazine offering articles, quarterly calendar of events and advertising opportunities.
Public Education classes and seminars to communicate the wealth of choices available for optimal health and wellness.
Further information on Wellness Connections is available at 559-435-5640 or email@example.com