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  • Seminar
  • Online: Zoom
  • Adult (18+)

Writing Towards Survival

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  • $75.00 Non-Member
  • $65.00 Member

Class Description

“Writing Towards Survival” is a generative writing workshop dedicated to immersing writers into the experience of healing, testifying, and reclaiming power over trauma within the written word. This workshop explores why and how the use of language is powerful in terms of confronting and mending our relationship with trauma. Because of the nature of the type of work writers will share, the first quarter of this workshop will focus on belonging and norming. In integrating a sense of belonging for all members of the workshop, a foundation of trust can be developed for writers to share their own work. A framework for how we discuss our work and others will be developed to ensure that the space is productive and meaningful for all of those participating. We will focus on looking at writing across genres from poets like Claudia Rankine and Joy Harjo and prose writers like Terese Marie Mailhot and Jesmyn Ward. The workshop will be part reading/discussion-based and generative with an assortment of prompts and sharing exercises to create new work.



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.

Scholarships Format/Location

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

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!

Zoom Participation:

Students are not required to turn their camera on, but are encouraged to participate any way they feel comfortable through functions such as the live chat, emoji reactions, and unmuting the microphone. Learn more about using Zoom here.

Zoom Accessibility:

We ask that instructors enable closed captioning and send a transcript of the session after class. You can also enable closed captioning at any time during the meeting. If your instructor forgets to send the transcript, just send ’em an email!