The Creative Writing Workshop is designed to provide a nurturing and supportive environment in which people can develop their writing skills.


The workshop meets each Tuesday afternoon, and is often facilitated by a published writer. The group has published several volumes of selected works and offered numerous public readings.

Eligibility and Referrals:

The Creative Writing Workshop is open to individuals of all ages. While many participants have an interest in the relationship between creativity and mental illness, the workshop is open to all who wish to develop their writing skills.

No referral is necessary.

Fee:  None

Contact Person:

Barbara Chew, Executive Director

Mental Health Association, Inc.

Delaware Park Centre, N. Union Street, P.O. Box 833

Olean, New York 14760

Telephone (716) 372-0208   Fax: (716) 372-0222

E-mail   bchew.mhacc@att.net