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Special Interest/Writing Instructor

Amy Barry of Stony Creek, CT is an award-winning journalist, columnist, and poet, whose work has been published by Poets Choice, Other Women Worldly Press, and Unlimited Literature. She has completed two series of connected poems: one chronicling her journey through the pandemic and the other, her journey through her parents final years. Barry graduated cum laude from University of Hartford in 1978 with a BA in English literature and a minor in mass communications. She received a certificate in the Expressive Arts from Salve Regina University in 2010. For the past 12 years she has been facilitating expressive art and writing workshops and programs all over the CT shoreline. She is also a Hospice-trained bereavement support group facilitator, and author of  A Child’s Grief Journey, a picture book selected as one of the best five books for 1999 by Education World. Her new picture book, A Cat All His Own, will be published next Spring, 2024.