This workshop is a space to finding language for the visceral, to be inspired by works from the illness narrative genre, to write, to receive constructive feedback, and to be in community with creative people who are working in the themes of the body.

 

Workshop Includes

  • 8 weekly live workshops via Zoom video conference (1.5 hours long) that include writing to a prompt, reading your work aloud and receiving feedback
  • Weekly reading/watching of "texts" related to a theme
  • Private Facebook group to share excerpts from your writing practice, thoughts on the weekly "text" and references or articles of interest
  • Supportive social accountability

 

You will complete the workshop with new writing and a community of other creative people!

 

OUtline

Week 1: Welcoming Everything - October 8
Week 2: Earth-Body - October 15
Week 3: On Finding the Beginning, Middle & End - October 22
Week 4: The Story is Shaped by the Body from Which It Comes - October 29
Week 5: Being Young & Ill - November 5
Week 6: Unexpected Illness & Damily - November 12
Week 7: Mythic Journey - November 19
Week 8: Completion - November 26

Note: the themes may be adapted based on the interests/work of the participants.

 

Dates

Sundays, October 8 - November 26, 10:00 - 11:30am Pacific / 1:00-2:30pm Eastern