Online: Zoom

Writing to Heal I

6 Wednesdays from 6:00pm to 9:00pm (EST), starting June 7th
Online: Zoom
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Level: Intermediate
Adult (18+)
This class is full

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 purchase a copy of Writing as a Way of Healing by Louise DeSalvo before class begins!

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"
  • "Great for Newbies"
  • "Diverse Reading Assignments"


  • Generate New Work
  • Study Published Writing
  • Craft Lessons
  • Homework
  • In-Class Writing
  • Workshop


  • Book-Length Memoir
  • Personal Essay
  • Nonfiction

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