Class Meetings: Mondays & Wednesdays, February 5-21, from 6:00-8:00PM, in the Poetry Center Alumni Room 205. ***SOLD OUT***
A mixed-genre memoir class
Writing our way out of and through trauma can be like hacking through a thorn forest; it’s difficult but necessary work. Together, we will explore ways that writers before us have written about their lives being altered in ways as diverse as life-threatening disease, domestic violence, mental illness, hate crimes, genocides and wars, and more. As we pick up our falling-down selves, some of us write about it in the hopes that this literary surgery will help us and others through heartache, self-loathing, and despair. Hopefully, in this course, we'll create new ways to transform and empower ourselves through writing. This three-week intensive writing class is a combination of generative workshop and reading course, with occasional (and optional) opportunities to give and receive feedback. Participants will be provided with prompts and writing exercises, and given time to write. We will also provide feedback for participant writing as requested. Finally, we will discuss getting our writing out to the public.