Voices from the Inside Honor Pat Schneider

Photos from VFI annual breakfast celebrating the women and their writing. "The power of the written voice can bring about personal and social change." -Pat Schneider
20 June 2015 at Springfield, MA, USA
Lisa Peck is orginal member of Chicopee Women's Writing workshop. The workshop is featured in the classic video, Tell Me Something I Can't Forget.
17 June 2015
Pat reminded the group that it doesn't matter where you begin. She began life in a St. Louis tenement where a teacher climbed the grimy stairs to present a book to her and told her "you can be a writer."
17 June 2015
Each woman read an excerpt from a collaborative poem about the impact of VFI on their lives.
17 June 2015
Olga Pedrazza closed the program with the story of personal journey from abuse, addiction and mental illness to school, activist and leader in VFI Out. She waited patiently as others greeted Pat to express her personal thanks to Pat for the AWA... Olga Pedrazza closed the program with the story of personal journey from abuse, addiction and mental illness to school, activist and leader in VFI Out. She waited patiently as others greeted Pat to express her personal thanks to Pat for the AWA method, what it has means in her life and the lives of so many other women. "The power of the written voice can bring about personal and social change." -Pat Schneider More
17 June 2015
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These are some of the women of VFI, including Pat.
17 June 2015
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