National Presentations and Trainings

Writing from the Heart: Methods for Therapeutic Poetry
with At-Risk Youth and Others

Presentations and Trainings by Richard Gold

Pongo is hoping to do more good in the world by encouraging, training, and supporting Pongo-inspired writing projects around the country. Toward that end, Richard Gold, Pongo's founder, is giving presentations and trainings. Please write to us to inquire about upcoming presentations, or to arrange a visit by Richard to your city, university, conference, or agency...

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Examples of National Presentations and Trainings:

  • Los Angeles (UCLA conference on" Creativity and the Arts in Healing")
  • Portland, OR (National Center for Victims of Crime, national training institute)
  • San Diego (Restorative Retelling After Violent Death conference)
  • Berkeley (Seneca Family of Agencies)
  • Atlanta (Imagine Hope)
  • Los Angeles (Learn4Life)
  • Asheville, NC (Journal Conference 2016)
  • Los Angeles (Assoc. of Writers and Writing Programs)
  • San Diego (Social Advocates for Youth, San Diego)
  • Oakland (West Oakland Middle School)
  • New Orleans (Tulane University School of Social Work)
  • Washington DC (Free Minds Book Club, DC Jail)
  • Ann Arbor (Prison Creative Arts Project, University of Michigan)
  • Minneapolis (Assoc. of Writers and Writing Programs)
  • Berkeley (Alta Bates Summit Med. Ctr.)
  • San Diego (American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry conf.)
  • Seattle (Creative Techniques in Traumatic Grief Therapy conf.)
  • Portland, ME (Positive Youth Development Institute)



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And we can help you find your poem.