2018-04/07 Capturing your Creativity: Haiku Poetry with Susan J. Farese

Date: Saturday, April 7, 2018 Time: 2:30pm to 4:30pm Number of sessions: 1 day only Members: $30 Nonmembers: $36 Location: San Diego Writers, Ink, Arts District Liberty Station, 2730 Historic Decatur Road, #202-204, Barracks 16, 2nd Floor Above Women's Museum, San Diego, CA 92106

Join Susan J. Farese, MSN, RN, President of SJF Communications, for this engaging, non-traditional, interactive (and hopefully fun) journey “Capturing your Creativity with Haiku”—for the fun and health of it.

Bring your open mind, active imagination, sense of humor, zest for life, quest for fun while learning and willingness to participate. Satisfaction? Poetically guaranteed!

We will chat about Haiku as a Japanese poetry form with ease of use, explore the benefits and value of Haiku as a cathartic, therapeutic, stress management tool and actively participate in several creative Haiku opportunities and challenges!

Here’s one for you:

Exploring Haiku…

Like Hummingbirds during Spring

Resurfaced, renewed



Susan J. Farese, MSN, RN, a native of New Jersey, is the owner/ president of  SJF Communications, San Diego, CA.

SJF Communications, originally established in 2002 in San Jose, CA, provides communications services including Marketing, Public Relations, Publicity, Social Media, Writing and Public Speaking, Photography, Coaching and Legal Nurse Consulting services.

Ms. Farese has diversified experience in healthcare/communications, including clinical nursing practice, management, education/training, research and consulting. Previously, after active duty as a military nurse (’78 -‘90), Susan was owner/president of Prosper Development Systems, a healthcare consulting/medical-legal consulting firm from 1990-1998.

Susan has presented numerous continuing education classes, seminars, and keynotes. She is the author of the book “Poetic Expressions in Nursing…Sharing the Caring” (1993, Vista Publishing, Inc.) and has written poetry and articles on a variety of topics.

Susan is a member SAG-AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild  (SAG) & The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists: AFTRA). Ms. Farese is a member of the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (AALNC),  San Diego Writers Ink  and the San Diego Press Club.

Ms. Farese has a Masters Degree in Nursing in Adult Health from Seton Hall University (NJ) and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Widener University (PA). Susan is a Volunteer Mentor in the San Diego State University Aztec Mentor Program.

From 2001 – 2016,  Ms. Farese  provided Community Service as a volunteer parent at several schools in the San Jose, Boston and San Diego areas: Mandala Children’s House (Preschool), Stratford  SchoolSilver Oak Elementary SchoolBridge Elementary SchoolClark Middle SchoolCarmel Valley Middle SchoolCanyon Crest Academy (CCA).

Ms. Farese was previously Director Public Relations & Communications and Board Member for San Diego Musical Theatre, from 2011-2016.  She served as Lead Publicity Parent from 2012-2014 for Canyon Crest Academy Envision Theatre. Recent and current clients include San Diego Musical TheatreOrchard Street ProductionsACT-San Diegofruitlessmoon theatreworks, Dr. Jeeyoon Kim, Classical PianistThe Geeze and Me (Rag Lady Productions),  San Diego Writers InkWestwind Brass and San Diego Actors Theatre.

PLEASE NOTE: It is best to register at least a week before the start of a class to help our instructors prepare and ensure that a class does not get cancelled or rescheduled.