TAKE ACTION! Publishing is pleased to partner with A Step Forward, Inc. to celebrate National Recovery Month!

Join TAKE ACTION! Publishing and A Step Forward, Inc. for a weekend of activities during National Recovery Month to raise awareness about substance abuse and recovery!

  • Friday, September 24th - Open House at A Step Forward, Inc.(ASF) located 800 N. Fulton Avenue (21217). Meet and greet ASF staff and clients and sign-up to volunteer with the program.
  • Saturday, September 25th from Noon to 8 p.m. - Meet ASF in the Author's Tent at the 2010 Baltimore Book Festival. ASF's anthology, TAKING A STEP FORWARD: Writing Our Way to Recovery is one of the featured books. Meet ASF staff and contributing writers who are graduates of ASF.
For more details, contact Lela Campbell, Executive Director of A Step Forward, Inc. (ASF) at 410-462-6001!

Baltimore Pilot: A Step Forward, Inc.

Life Lessons: Writing for A Purpose 10-Week Workshop Series

TAKE ACTION! Publishing piloted a 10-week writing workshop series with adults in recovery from substance abuse at A Step Forward, Inc. (ASF) in Baltimore, MD. The workshops ran from August 2008 - October 2008 and were held on Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings.

TAKE ACTION! Publishing worked in partnership with Soulcial Solutions (http://www.soulcialsolutions.com/), A Step Forward, Inc. (http://www.takeastepforward.org/), and local writers to conduct the workshops. TAKE ACTION! donated its staff time pro bono to facilitate the workshops. Soulcial Solutions purchased the selected text for the workshop. Local authors gave of their time and talent pro bono to share writing tips and techniques.

Throughout the 10-week course, ASF participants had opportunities to (1) use writing as a therapeutic tool in their recovery; and (2) share their life stories. In addition to meeting local authors, ASF participants learned a variety of writing skills, including techniques for writing poetry and creative essays.

You can purchase copies of the anthology that was produced by this project at http://writingourwaytorecovery.blogspot.com!