Please join us on April 20th, 2018 at the Cleveland County Art's Council as we welcome renowned poet Mary Ellen Lough to Cleveland County. 

Mary Ellen is a poetry therapist & single mother living with five children in a beloved old farmhouse in southern Appalachia.  She is also a world traveler, community organizer, activist, gardener, and writer.  Mary Ellen teaches poetry as a healing path everywhere from the VA hospital, birth centers, public schools, universities, homes and conferences to an old converted barn out in the mountains to a small group of people who gather around a woodstove with tea in the winter. 

We are thrilled to be able to bring Mary Ellen to Cleveland County on Friday, April 20th for a day of workshops with local groups, culminating in a potluck dinner and an evening with Mary Ellen beginning at 6 pm at the Cleveland County Art's Council.  Friday evening events at the Art's Council are open to the community and free of charge. 

Please check back for a growing list of Earth Day Service Projects to get involved with on April 21st.

This event is free of charge, but donations are needed and appreciated!



All donations are tax-deductible.  Donations by check can be mailed to MHA, PO Box 623, Shelby, NC 28151.  Checks should be written to the "Mental Health Association of Cleveland County" or "MHA" with "Healing with Nature" noted on the check.


To learn more about Mary Ellen Lough, visit her website at: maryellenlough.com