Craig Berman - Creative Writer
Craig is a poet and teacher trained at Cornell University’s College of Human Ecology. He spent his early career working with at-risk youth in the New York City Public School System teaching reading and social development skills. He founded Word Up Kids in 2011, a creative writing program offered to children and teens throughout the Santa Monica and Beverly Hills school districts, combining intellectual, social, and emotional skills for addressing the whole child. Craig is also passionate about bringing the healing modality of writing to clients in substance abuse and dual diagnosis facilities, working with both adolescents and adults.