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Writing About Illness and Disability workshop with Jacob Scheier
October 3, 2019, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
An event every week that begins at 6:30 PM on Thursday, repeating until November 21, 2019
In this eight-week writing workshop participants will be writing poetry and personal narrative (prose) exploring illness and disability. Through close reading, discussion of literary devices and workshop writing exercises and assignments, participants will work towards making their experiences of illness and disability speak to others in an evocative and possibly provocative way. Subject matter is not limited to physical illness and/or disability but includes mental health issues—as you identify them, (including, but certainly not limited to trauma). There is, in fact, no limitation on what “counts” as illness or disability. This course is inclusive and embraces diversity: people of colour, indigenous peoples, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and people of all backgrounds are welcomed and encouraged to be participants. No prior creative writing experience is needed to take this workshop. Novice writers are encouraged to take part.