On writing as medicine, tragedy as a pathway to ecstasy, and a few stops in between.
Nancy Slonim Aronie is the author of Writing from the Heart; Finding the Power of your Inner Voice (Hyperion). She has been a commentator for National Public Radio’s All Things Considered and was a Visiting Writer at Trinity College in Hartford, Ct. Aronie wrote a monthly column in McCall’s magazine and was the recipient of the Eye of The Beholder Artist in Residence Award at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. Nancy was recognized for excellence in teaching for all three years she taught with Robert Coles at Harvard University. She is the founder of The Chilmark Writing Workshop on Martha’s Vineyard and teaches Jumpstart your Memoir; write it from the Heart at Esalen, Kripalu Omega Institute and Blue Spirit in Costa Rica. Her column, From The Heart, appears biweekly inThe Martha’s Vineyard Times.