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Participant Information

Ellen Williams

Fairfield Glade

I was diagnosed with Parkinsonís disease five years ago. During the past year, I began to keep a journal expressing my experience. This led to other subjects and formats such as poems, short stories and essays.

I was a staff writer for a local paper and my work appears on a regular basis. Several poems and an essay have since appeared in local papers. Previously, I had earned a Masterís degree, practiced as a counselor and had not seriously explored creative writing.

Today, I am exuberant about my new interest and the joy it gives me when sharing my works with family and friends. I feel fortunate to have discovered such a fascinating challenge at this stage of life.