Writing to Heal - Remote!
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!
About GrubStreet Remote Classes
This class will be hosted using live Zoom meetings! You will be able to participate in class via Zoom videoconference from wherever you’re most comfortable. All you’ll need is a laptop or a phone! You’ll receive an email from your instructor on the day your class is scheduled with a link to join the class meeting via Zoom–no need to download anything or sign up for Zoom in advance! If you have questions about remote learning, please feel free to reach out to [email protected] for more information.
For a glimpse at how remote learning works, look no further than the deep Zoom discussion of writing and literature below:
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.
Previous Students Say
- "Supportive Environment"
- Concept Development
- Writing Homework
- Reading Homework
- Class Discussion
- Revision Assignments
- Instructor Feedback
- In-Class Writing
- Craft Lessons
- Generate New Work
- Book-Length Memoir
- Personal Essay