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Wendy Brown-Baez

I am the creator of Writing Circles for Healing, a writing support group to heal grief and life-altering experiences.

In 2003, my women’s writing group Word Dancers published an anthology Dancing Between Worlds and created theatrical presentations of poetry in Santa Fe and Albuquerque.

In 2004, I released a poetry CD Longing for Home and since then, have performed poetry nationally and in Mexico, in unique venues such as cafes, galleries, schools, cultural centers, writers groups, and private homes, solo and in collaborations with local poets.
I have published poetry and creative non-fiction in dozens of literary journals.

Profile Summary:
writing workshops Minneapolis, MN
poet, performance poet Minneapolis, MN
editing, critiquing, proof reading Minneapolis, MN
More About Me
transcending boundaries, crossing borders, dancing between worlds, bridging cultures, creative arts
Other poets
artists and musicians to create poetry readings/events
Work Experience:
After living communally and managing shelters for the homeless, I was a nanny for a private family in Israel, and from 1988 until 2006, worked with children as a nanny or pre-school teacher.

I have lived in Mexico, Belize, Spain, and Israel. I consider my home to be in Minneapolis, Santa Fe, and Puerto Vallarta with family and friends.

I have facilitated writing groups since 1994, have published poetry and creative non-fiction, and have a poetry collection forthcoming.
On the wing, while hitch-hiking, while
devouring books and experiences, extended university courses, Spanish class at El Insituto Cultural in Oaxaca, facilitator training with Life Monologue Stories, volunteering for hospice, retreats in the desert, surviving trauma, mentoring young people, living with a bi-polar partner, leading memorials for my partner and my son after their deaths, participating in ceremonies led by indigenous peoples, studying alternative health with Earthwalks for Health
Organizations / Affilations:
Word Dancers, Intermedia Arts, Twin Cities Women Poets & Writers, Mid-town Writer's Group, Puerto Vallarta Writers Group,,
Wendy Brown-Baez is located in Minneapolis, MN and has the following skills: writing workshops, poet, performance poet, editing, critiquing, proof reading
Art / Creative, Writing / Journalism
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writing workshops

Category: Writing / Journalism
I am the creator of Writing Circles for Healing: words to light our way, a writing support group to help heal grief, loss, and life-altering transitions. By writing, reading and listening in a group, we find meaning, commonality, and fresh perspectives. We access our inner healer to find courage and hope.

Common Thread, Unique Voices is a women's writing workshop. By using simple writing techniques, we access our authentic voice. Which stories do we feel compelled to share?

Jugar con fuego is a bilingual writing/Spanish poetry workshop.

I have writing workshops up-coming in the Twin Cities and in Mexico.
Inspiration by the Sea is a writing intensive for all levels and all genres, Jan 16th - 24th, 2009.
Relevant Education / Credentials
I have facilitated writing groups since 1994, including support groups for victims of domestic violence. For ten years I managed shelters for the homeless and visited adult and adolescent inmates. I am trained as a Hospice volunteer and as a facilitator in Monologue Life Stories. I studied alternative healing and ceremony in Santa Fe with EarthWalks for Health. I am a member of a woman’s Moon Lodge. I have published poetry and creative non-fiction in prestigious literary journals, such as The Litchfield Review, The Chrysalis Reader, Wising Up Press and Minnetonka Review.
Years Experience: 14

poet, performance poet

Category: Art / Creative
My poems are memorized and acted out theatrically and I have traveled to perfrom nationally and in Mexico.
Relevant Education / Credentials
In 2004, I released a poetry CD and since then, I have traveled to perform my poetry in cafes, bars, schools, cultural centers, galleries, bookstores, writing groups, and cultural centers, nationally and in Mexico, solo and in collaborations with local poets. My poetry collection, Ceremonies of the Spirit, is forthcoming from Plainview Press.
Years Experience: 4

editing, critiquing, proof reading

Category: Writing / Journalism
If you have a manuscript, article or term paper and need it to be edited, critiqued or proof-read, I am an experienced published writer with an acute attention to details, expertise in the rhythm of language, and the ability to work cooperatively as a team to polish your writing so that it is clear, accurate, and outstanding.

If you have a writing project and can't get it to flow, I can help you to break through your blocks, set your intentions, and honor your creative process. I can guide you as you prepare for publication or performance and bring your project to fruition.
Relevant Education / Credentials
I am a published author, facilitator of writing groups, as well as have been editing work for others for 4 years. I am the recipient of a McKnight grant to teach a bilingual writing workshop.
Years Experience: 4