About: Sharon Bray

Best known for her innovative work with cancer patients and survivors, Sharon is a writer, educator and author of two books on the benefits of expressive writing during cancer as well as personal essays, a children's book, magazine articles and the occasional poetry. She designed and initiated expressive writing programs at several major cancer centers, including Breast Cancer Connections, Stanford Cancer Center, Scripps Green Cancer Center and Moores UCSD Cancer Center. She continues to lead expressive writing groups for men and women at Gilda's Club, Toronto since returning to Canada in 2017.She previously taught creative and transformational writing for the UCLA extension Writers' Program, professional development courses in therapeutic writing at Santa Clara University and the Pacific School of Religion, and was a faculty member of the CURE Magazine Forums. and at the Omega Institute in 2014. Sharon earned her doctorate from the University of Toronto and studied creative and transformative writing at Humber School for Writers, University of Washington, and Goddard College.

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