Writing to Heal

6 Wednesdays from 10:30am-1:30pm, starting October 7th
Remote (Live Zoom Meetings)
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
12 seats max

In this class, we will examine how the writing process can serve as a healing tool for adversity and trauma. We will analyze poems, essays, articles and book excerpts that demonstrate the transformative power of personal narrative. We will look not only at examples of the healing-through-writing genre but also at the theory behind the process of it. Most importantly, students will work on their own healing narratives in a supportive workshop environment.

Please bring a copy of Writing as a Way of Healing by Louise DeSalvo to the first day of class. 

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Jennifer Crystal creates a welcoming and rigorous environment that ensures Writing to Heal is about healing through writing and improving one's craft, not a therapy group.
- Kim Brookes


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Jennifer Crystal
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Previous Students Say

  • "Generative"
  • "Supportive Environment"


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


  • Book-Length Memoir
  • Personal Essay
  • Nonfiction

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