Only weeks after losing my aunt, for whom I had been a 24/7 caregiver, I started graduate school. This would not have been at all sensible if it was not a creative writing program. I knew I should go ahead and start the program when I was told my mentor would be the poet Peter Levitt. I went to the bookstore and picked up his book, and opened to a poem that spoke directly to me about my aunt’s passing. I knew that writing would be my saving grace, and it was.
Because I believe so much in the “magical powers” of writing, I am offering a workshop to not just writers, but anyone who has lost a loved one. I will teach you a writing process that will help you to acknowledge, befriend, work through, and understand your grief.
So often the people around us just want us to be happy again, as soon as possible. But by exploring our grief we are able to find its lessons and light. In this way, moving forward again will be richer, and a tribute to the loved one we lost. Writing can be a key part of this exploration. Writing allows you to explore your grief, while holding you in its embrace.
Let me help you to discover how writing can be your guide through your grief.
4-Week Online Workshop
Four Fridays, November 11 & 18 and December 2 & 9, 2011 / 7:30- 9:30 pm
$100/4 sessions or $30/session
This is a sixty-minute presentation to introduce caregivers to journaling, which can be a powerful and helpful tool during difficult times. As a writing coach and instructor, and with my experience as a caregiver, I bring the information needed to help you open up your journal writing process, and combine it with the compassion and understanding of someone who has “been there.”
(I also present this workshop as an on-site speaker.)
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
11 am to 12 pm
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