Celebrate National Recovery Month with an Art Show, Virtual Speakers and a Poetry Contest

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– The Department of Behavioral Health is celebrating National Recovery Month with a number of events, starting with a virtual art show. Submit a photo of your artwork or original poem that celebrates recovery. It may be featured on the Recovery in Color virtual art gallery and on Behavioral Health’s social media channels.

Recovery Happens 2021, a virtual online event, takes place at 11 am. on Sept. 18 to celebrate individuals in recovery, and the work of local treatment providers. Powerful testimony from guest speakers about their own personal recovery include Cesar Garcia, actor, producer and writer, and Tony Hoffman, former BMX Elite Pro and motivational speaker. To RSVP, visit https://eventsolutions.com/recovery-happens-2021/

In conjunction with the Department of Behavioral Health, San Bernardino Valley College (SBVC) will host poetry workshops. Participants will have the opportunity to write a poem based on their experiences with recovery or by exploring the purpose and themes of National Recovery Month. Workshops about crafting a poem will take place Sept. 20 and 21 from 4-5 p.m. at SBVC Classroom Business 100. Workshops about performing a poem will be Sept. 27 and 28 from 4 to 5 p.m. at SBVC Auditorium. The workshops are free to attend.

Centered around National Recovery Month, the Poetry Reading event will feature Kat Magill, author, poet and producer, as well as special readings by those who participated in the workshops and by other local poets. The event is free to attend on Sept. 30 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in SBVC Auditorium. View the event flyer.

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