LR Berger is the New England Associate of Pace e Bene, offering trainings and seeding interest in the Engage program in New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont and Massachusetts. She has worked for the last 32 years as a poet, community educator, clinical mental health counselor, activist and college instructor. At the heart of all of these vocations has been her devotion to the practice of healing the wounds of violence, and to educating herself and others about the causes, consequences and sacred alternatives to the cycle of violence.
In addition to working with Pace e Bene, Berger offers her poetry seminar, “Letters to the World,” in schools, libraries and community centers, encouraging children and teenagers to raise their voices through the medium of poems about their passionate concerns and wishes for the world. Her book of poems, “The Unexpected Aviary,” was published in 2003.