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with Rahla Xenopoulos


The only time that I have cried in a public forum was when I was on a literary panel, talking about my first book, a memoir about living with bipolar disorder. Someone in the audience asked about how my mother had managed. Looking down at her, sitting in the front row, dignified and relentlessly devoted as she was, I just cried. It took having my own children for me to realize how terrifying it is to parent and care for a person suffering from mental illness. Particularly in a society that continues to stigmatize it’s sufferers. This workshop is designed as a support to those carers. You will be given prompts and exercises to motivate writing in a kind and trusting environment.


LEVEL:  All Levels


ONLINE via Zoom

(link will be sent the week of 1st class)

4 Tuesdays

April 11, 18, 25;  May 2

10am to 12noon  EST





About the Instructor...

Rahla Xenopoulos is the author of A Memoir of Love and Madness (Random House) and the novels Bubbles, (Penguin) Tribe (Penguin) and The Season of Glass (Penguin). She has published short stories in the anthologies, Women Flashing, Twist and Just Keep Breathing. She has written for The Sunday Times, Glamour Magazine, and Oprah Magazine. Her latest book, The Season of Glass was a finalist for the Sunday Times Literary Award. She gives writing workshops to underprovided children and is on the boards of SA-Yes. And Short Story Day Africa, and teaches writing in South Africa, as well as in Greece and New York, and has worked with both experienced writers and novices from all over the world. Rahla lives in New York with her husband and teenage triplets.



Writing Through Love and Mental Illness with Rahla Xenopoulos – ONLINE

SKU: B444s23-tues
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