Writing Your Cancer Journey: An Expressive Writing Workshop

Led by:
Ali Zidel Meyers, MSW

Writing allows us to unearth, express, and make meaning out of our cancer journeys. Through the process of writing about our experiences, we can find healing as we explore the impacts of cancer on our lives. Join us in this safe, supportive community to generate and share writing through cancer. Here is what one writer says about her experience in the group:

"I love this group. I have found a way to speak the unspeakable, find joy, compassion, and realize that I am not alone on this journey. Through sharing our writings we find our way back to ourselves, the spark returns to our eyes and color in our faces. The positive support for our writings affirms our creativity and our humanity."
- Kate

Beginning and experienced writers are welcome. All you need is pen and paper, or if you prefer, a laptop. Between monthly sessions, the facilitator will provide optional writing prompts and supportive feedback to those who wish to participate in this way.

This workshop meets twice a the month with email prompts weekly on "off-session" weeks.

No registration is necessary; just drop in.


Writing Your Cancer Journey is offered at the following times and locations:

  • Hoover Pavilion
    211 Quarry Road
    Conference Room 208
    Palo Alto, CA 94304
    Parking passes provided for Parking Structure 9
    First and third Wednesdays of the month
    Next Dates: 3/2, 3/16, 4/6, 4/20, 5/4, 5/18, 6/1, 6/15

  • Stanford Cancer Center South Bay
    2589 Samaritan Drive
    3rd Floor
    San Jose, CA 95124
    Second and fourth Wednesdays of the month
    Next Dates: 3/9, 3/23, 4/13, 4/27, 5/11, 5/25, 6/8, 6/22

The Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program provides FREE classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all cancer patients, regardless of where they receive their care.

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Event Details

1:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Various days and locations


For questions, call: 650-725-9456