Cynthia Gallaher's Creative Writing, Journal Writing & Yoga Workshops

Schedule Cynthia Gallaher to lead an inspiring, hands-on creative writing or journal writing workshop at your library, elementary or high school, college, center, park district or spa.

Cynthia Gallaher is a certified RYT 200 yoga instructor registered with the Yoga Alliance.

~ Workshop clients include University of Illinois at Chicago, DePaul University, Columbia College, The Christine Center, Women and Children First Book Store, Woodland Pattern Book Center, Peoria Public Library, Redbird Writing Studio, Lake Austin Spa Resort and Heartland Spa.
Stop by the virtual museum of the popular Illinois artist and Algonguin Round Table member who hosted nightly salons in her New York studio Neysa McMein: Illustrator 1888-1949 
Visit Cynthia Gallaher's blog Frugal Poet's Guide to Life.

"Mushroom Has Landed" poem in the new mushroom poetry anthology MycoEpithalamia: Mushroom Wedding Poems, compiled from previous issues of "Fungi Magazine," a publication edited by mycologexperts, ie. know-it-alls about mushrooms, whom I greatly admire and would be the only ones I'd trust to pick a wild mushroom for me to eat

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New book launch!
Frugal Poets' Guide to Life: How to live a poetic life, even if you aren't a poet by Cynthia Gallaher.  Part personal journey, part life-coaching for poets (or those who’d like to live like one), part creativity guide, and part reference, with a special section on the modern history of the Chicago poetry scene, including the birth of the poetry slam. Find out more at my online bookshop and/or blog post.

News! Frugal Poets' Guide to Life has received a 2017 City of Chicago Individual Artists Program Grant from the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events for a 10-city book tour in the Midwest. 

Poetry Spoken Here podcast from Sept 2017 with talk & poetry on the solar eclipse, abstract painting, champagne and my new nonfiction memoir and reference "Frugal Poets' Guide to Life." 

View a 30-second video trailer for Frugal Poets' Guide to Life

View a 15-minute reading of poetry from Omnivore Odes and Earth Elegance, plus nonfiction from Frugal Poets' Guide to Life performed at the Marble House Project in Dorset, Vermont.
Cynthia Gallaher is author of three collections of poetry, "Night Ribbons," "Swimmer's Prayer" and  "Earth Elegance," and has been honored by the Chicago Public Library, Illinois State Library and Illinois Center for the Book.

Omnivore Odes: Poems About Food, Herbs and Spices by Cynthia Gallaher, a chapbook from Finishing Line Press. Find out more tasty details, blurbs and a sample poem at my blog: Order through Finishing Line Press. View a 30-second video trailer.

Gallaher was named one of
"100 Women Making a Difference" by "Today's Chicago Woman" m
agazine and placed on the Chicago Public Library's list of "Top Ten Requested Chicago Poets." 
Librarians, teachers, continuing education directors, arts programming administrators--visit an overview of Cynthia's creative writing and journal writing workshops