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The Other Side of Fire: Writing the Trauma Essay (Seattle, WA)

  • Hugo House 1021 Columbia Street Seattle, WA, 98104 United States (map)

Saturday, July 7 and Sunday, July 8 from 10am-5pm:

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 and in-class 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.

Cost: $295 Non-members, $265.50 Members

Registration for members of Hugo House opens June 5. Non-member registration opens June 12. Participants register through Hugo House's website.