DEARBORN, Michigan – Helping people explore their creative side is part of the mission of Oakwood’s Community and Public Relations Group, including the Creative Writing and Arts for the Spirit programs. Oakwood employees were among the first to receive opportunities to explore their creative writing abilities over eight years ago. Since then, the program has expanded to patients, volunteers, residents of Oakwood Common, and others in the community.
Michael Madigan, Oakwood’s community relations specialist, moderates Oakwood’s Creative Writing program and leads the monthly “Common Expressions” workshops at Oakwood Common. Madigan brings published authors and creative writing teachers from the Springfed Arts-Metro Detroit Writers literary arts organization to serve as instructors for Oakwood’s other writing workshop series.
“We’re inviting the public to attend a special presentation to hear Oakwood Common residents and local writers read original works and other pieces,” said Madigan. “We hope it will bring more visibility to creative writing resources available in our community.”
The “Common Expressions” presentation in honor of National Poetry Month and the 448th birthday of William Shakespeare will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Monday, April 23, 2012, in the Rotunda Room on Oakwood Common’s campus, located at 16351 Rotunda Drive in Dearborn.
For more information or to make reservations to attend, email [email protected] or call 313-253-9594.
About Oakwood Common
Oakwood Common offers one and two bedroom apartments within a beautiful 29-acre retirement community that includes exquisite landscaping, nature trails and scenic views along the historic Rouge River Gateway in Dearborn. Oakwood Common apartments, available with flexible payment options, offer exceptional amenities for independent living and can be readily customized. Assisted living and a comprehensive rehabilitation and skilled nursing center are also available for those with additional needs. For more information and to arrange tours, call 800-642-4663 or visit www.OakwoodCommon.org.