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Linda Trichter Metcalf, PhD, graduated from the High School of Performing Arts in Manhattan and the City College of New York, and received her MA and PhD degrees in literature from New York University. In the mid-1970s, as a professor at Pratt Institute searching for ways to help students find a writing voice, she created the practice now known as the Proprioceptive Writing method. Combining the art of literary criticism with therapeutic techniques, she has taught the method at institutes such as Esalen, Omega, and The New School. In 1982, she and her partner, Tobin Simon, founded the Proprioceptive Writing Center in Maine, where they lived for many years, and, in 1996, they opened a center in New York City, where she now lives and teaches individuals and groups, practices writing therapy, and provides teacher-training in Proprioceptive Writing.
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