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Write Whole: Survivors Write with Jen Cross

Date:
Monday, January 14, 2013
Time:
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Event Type:
Class/Workshop
Organizer/Author:
Jen Cross
Location Details:
San Francisco- location announced with registration

8 Monday evenings, 6:00-8:30

Many of us who are survivors of trauma feel fragmented or disjointed and have come to believe we must always live our lives this way.

In Write Whole groups, we learn that we can live and feel whole in our experiences and desires — we create new art through writing, transforming our pains and fears into power and love.

It bears repeating: Transforming our language is one way we transform our lives. Altering and expanding our language has the effect of changing who we know ourselves to be.

In the Write Whole workshop, you’ll write in response to exercises chosen to elicit deep-heart writing, engaging with such subjects as: body image, family/community, sexuality, dreams, love, faith, and more.

Though we come together as survivors, we are never required to write any particular version of “our trauma story.” In this space, you have the opportunity to write as you feel called to write, no matter what the subject.

Although the setting is a supportive one, this workshop is different from a “support group,” as the focus of the workshop itself is on each person’s writing. We create beauty out of the sometimes extraordinarily difficult stuff of our lives.

Contact Jen directly for registration @ jennifer [at] writingourselveswhole.org

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