with Lisa Pierce Flores
“Keep looking at the bandaged place. That is where the light enters you.”
– Jalal al-Din Rumi
Whether you’re recovering from illness, isolation, or injury to the body or soul, this workshop is designed to provide participants healing through community and creativity. Through a series of generative writing prompts, participants will be given the opportunity to transform traumatic experience, memory and emotion into poetry and prose.
In this four-part workshop we will view writing as an artistic endeavor aimed at finding, expressing and supporting our voice and our Truth, whether we express that truth through the elements of personal narrative, the metaphor of poetry, or the symbolism of fiction.
Research shows that the process of engaging with trauma through writing can help aid in physical and emotional healing. And, as any student of literary biography knows, we have trauma to thank for some of literature’s most beloved works – perhaps you will begin one of your own here.
Prompts will not ask to you to engage in a direct examination of your personal trauma, nor will we engage in “criticism.” Instead, writing prompts will empower participants with the freedom and room to examine their experiences in whatever way they choose. Feedback will focus on shared support and connection to one another’s writing.
Lisa Pierce Flores has led workshops with survivors of intimate partner abuse and is a former certified sexual assault crisis counselor.
Online via ZOOM
10am to 12:00pm
Tuesdays, March 2, 9, 16, 23
LIMITED TO 7 STUDENTS
For more info, call (203) 227-3250 or email info@WestportWriters.org