Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Roosevelt Island Resident Laila Amatullah's Poem "I Wasn't 'Til" Performed At Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Visible Ink Program

Roosevelt Island resident Laila Amatullah

 Image From You Tube Video

shares this performance of her poem
"I Wasn't 'Til"
at the 2013 Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) 2013 Visible Ink program.

Ms. Amutallah writes under the pen name Najla.

"I Wasn't 'Til" was performed by Susan Spain and danced by Khori Petinaud. Karen Popkin performs on drums.

According to MSKCC:
Visible Ink, a one-on-one writing program for patients at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, offers opportunities for self-expression, stress reduction, personal growth, and individual success at a time when many participants face the considerable challenge of a serious illness.
Turner Classic Movies Robert Osborne introduces Visible Ink 2013.

More on the Visible Ink writing program from this 2012 video

and the MSKCC web site.