Whether you’re healing from illness, isolation, or injury to the mind, body or soul, this workshop is designed to provide participants solace through community and creativity. Through a series of generative writing prompts, participants will be given the opportunity to craft traumatic experience, memory and emotion into poetry and prose.
This process, research shows, can help writers on their healing journey. 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.
In this 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.
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.
“There is a crack in everything. That’s where the light gets in.”
-Leonard Cohen, “Anthem”
“My soul was bruised and it would heal.”
– Sonya Huber, COVID journal, howweare.com
For more information, please call 203.227.3250 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Online via ZOOM
10am to 12:30pm
Saturday, November 14
Fee waiver is available if needed. Please contact the office to request.