March 31, 2011

SPC sponsoring 'To Write Love on Her Arms'

by Christi Mathis

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- An upcoming event from the Southern Illinois University Carbondale Student Programming Council will offer encouragement, information, inspiration and hope to those attending.

The SPC Lectures Committee is presenting an evening with “To Write Love on Her Arms” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, in the Student Center Ballrooms. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

The event features Jamie Tworkowski, founder of the non-profit movement “To Write Love on Her Arms.” The “conversation” with Tworkowski is one of sharing about pain that affects humans universally, about addictions and suicide. But it’s also a vision of hope and restoration, of people helping one another and building a sense of community.

In just a few short years, Tworkowski has shared his message of hope, help and freedom to thousands of people around the world at universities, concerts, festivals and churches. He wants people to know that depression is common, very treatable, and that there really is hope.

Andy Zipf will provide music for the “To Write Love on Her Arms” conversation. A time for questions and answers will follow the presentation.

For more information, visit or call the Student Programming Council at 618/536-3393. Learn more about “To Write Love on Her Arms” look online at