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The Other Side of Fire: Writing the Trauma Essay (Fort Collins, CO)- CANCELLED

  • Primrose Studio at Reservoir Ridge Natural Area 4300 Michaud Lane Fort Collins, CO, 80521 United States (map)

THIS CLASS IS NOW CANCELLED DUE TO A LAST MINUTE SCHEDULE CHANGE RELATED TO MY BOOK PROJECT. Get in touch if you’d like to be notified when this class returns to your area.—

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Friday, November 9 from 5:30pm-8:30pm  &  Saturday, November 10 from 9:00am-5:00pm

Cost: Sliding scale $350-$515

Writing can be healing. But writing can also re-traumatize, making it difficult to tell the stories that shape us. In this workshop, writers gain an understanding of how the physiological processes of trauma interact with a writing practice. Drawing on published essays about sexual and domestic violence and writing to surprising, innovative prompts, we'll explore craft challenges specific to trauma, including fragmentation of memory, the temptation of melodrama, elevating a personal story into a universal inquiry, and the beauty of owning on the page our complicated, contradictory selves. 

This class is not a support group. Nor is it intended to take the place of mental healthcare. But for those who have already begun to resolve physiological traumas, it will offer a stable, supportive environment to begin writing the stories that, well told, have so much to offer society. This class caps at fifteen participants. 

Sliding scale available. A deposit of half the total cost is required to hold your space. 

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