With Golden Pens: Seniors Participate in Writing Class: Seniors Express Themselves During Their Creative Writing Class

The “Creative Writing Class of the Newhall Senior Center,” better known as “Golden Pen Writer’s Guild” is a 10-year-old group that entices seniors to write, and provides a strong sense of community as well as an escape from the hectic everyday lives of many of its members.  The group has a range of members including Dena Miller who has published four novels and a few short stories, to Terry Wald, who does not have much experience writing, but has found the group to be a strong support system since her husband died in November of 2007.  “I was dead inside.  I’m healing now.  When I think I’m not worthy, they make me feel worthy,” Wald said.  “I love it here.”   
The Signal, January 18, 2009

Written By: Aleksandra Gajewski

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