Online: Zoom

Introduction to Writing to Heal

Friday, April 1st, 10:00am-1:00pm (EST).
Online: Zoom
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
12 seats max

In this three-hour seminar, students will get an overview of how the writing process can serve as a healing tool for adversity and trauma. We'll talk about the basic tenets of Writing to Heal, including steps, guidelines, and boundaries. We'll read examples of published pieces, looking at how difficult experiences are expressed in writing. We will also do an in-class prompt, and students will have the option to share their work. This class is a great way to get a taste of Writing to Heal. It will leave students poised to take Writing to Heal I, or to apply to the Writing to Heal Program

Class Format

This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. About 15 minutes before your class is scheduled to begin, you'll receive an email from your instructor with a link to join the class meeting!

Scholarship Information

Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

For more more detailed information about GrubStreet scholarships, including how to contribute to scholarship funds for other students, click here.

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Jennifer Crystal
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Previous Students Say

  • "Generative"
  • "Supportive Environment"


  • Generate New Work
  • Craft Lessons
  • In-Class Writing
  • Instructor Feedback
  • Workshop
  • Revision Assignments
  • Lecture
  • Class Discussion
  • Reading Homework
  • Writing Homework
  • Concept Development


  • Book-Length Memoir
  • Personal Essay
  • Nonfiction

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