NOVEMBER 8 – 10, 2019
Trauma is difficult to write about. But if we take pieces from one experience or several experiences and use these pieces in our writing, then we write past the make-believe and what is essentially our own hurt. Characters, settings, imagery, all these tools can be used to create a piece that is coming from our own truth, but not necessarily nonfiction. It’s all in how we tell it. We will look at tools to help dig up your ghosts and write about them, all within a safe space. The memories and images you have buried deep that need a voice are the ones this class will help you unbury. Reading examples from other writers we will examine what is successful and how you can learn to utilize these techniques, as well as the tools to write your own traumas or memories, dig up the ghosts, and find the voice you want others to hear.