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Filmmaker Betsy Cox & Poet Charlotte Matthews

Filmmaker Betsy Cox & Poet Charlotte Matthews

Award-Winning Poet and UVa Professor, Charlotte Matthews, shown at her home in Crozet, continued to write through her cancer treatments.

Award-Winning Poet and UVa Professor, Charlotte Matthews, shown at her home in Crozet, continued to write through her cancer treatments.

Charlotte Matthews at work on her vintage typewriter.

Charlotte Matthews at work on her vintage typewriter.

Charlotte Matthews has been known to trade poems written on the spot for donations.

Charlotte Matthews has been known to trade poems written on the spot for donations.

 

FOR WOMEN DEALING WITH CANCER, WRITING WORKSHOP HELPS RECLAIM LIFE

UVA Today | Anne Bromley (December 2017)

A constellation against a dark sky or a handful of sand strewn across the floor -- that's how one woman in a writing workshop described the mammography images of the early breast cancer she saw in her own body.

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whistle words workshops underway

Crozet Gazette | Clover Carroll (May 2017)

Charlotte Matthews is on a mission—a mission of empathy and sharing stories. After undergoing a radical double mastectomy for stage three breast cancer 12 years ago—followed by six months of chemotherapy—she felt overwhelmed, like she didn’t know who she was any more.

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THE DAZZLING TONIC OF SILENCE

TEDx Charlottesville | Charlotte Matthews (February 23, 2017)

A 5-minute presentation on the insight silence brings...if we let it.

 

 

 

 

WRITING THROUGH THE HAVOC CANCER WREAKS

The Daily Progress | Ryan M. Kelly (March 13, 2016)

Caught between her cancer and its treatment, Charlotte Matthews knew her life had changed forever.  It was the fall of 2005 and the then-single mother of two small children was on the receiving end of a tough diagnosis. Stage 3 breast cancer had entered her lymph nodes....

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BREAST CANCER HEALING THROUGH WRITING

CBS19 News| April 21, 2017

2-minute feature story on the upcoming launch of Whistle Words.

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UVA TEACHER AND ALUMNA SHARES PROCESS OF HEALING FROM BREAST CANCER  

Anne E. Bromley/UVA Today (March 4, 2016)

While grinding out three months of chemotherapy for breast cancer, Charlotte Matthews spent a lot of time doing what she had devoted her life to:  she wrote.

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