Creative Writing for Social Justice and Personal Wellbeing

Online Workshop July 21, 22, 23, 24

Space is limited.   Registration deadline June 21

Words are power. If ever there was a time to advocate and honor the written word in service of justice and self-care, that time is now. Censorship is becoming the norm, important stories are being erased, and the deluge of bad news can be overwhelming.

This online workshop will explore the use of creative writing for:

  1. social justice: creative writing offers a way to illuminate injustice, and advocate and inspire social change.
  2. personal transformation: creative writing can help us to discover our stories, make meaning of our lives and facilitate healing.

Using PowerPoint presentations, writing prompts and facilitated discussions of student work, this online, immersive, 18-hour workshop is designed to help participants discover and amplify the spirit and purpose of their writing. Previous writing experience is not necessary; focus is on exploration and discovery. 

In a supportive, stimulating atmosphere, participants will:

  • expand and enhance writing skills in fiction, non-fiction, poetry, essays, blogs etc.
  • explore the transformative potential of creative writing.

Topics include: Writing for Social Advocacy; Activism in Fiction; Writing to Feel Better; and Fiction as Memoir. Participants may be beginners, experienced, or published writers. Many participants have not previously attended a writing workshop or even thought of themselves as writers. Diversity of experience and active curiosity about the possibilities inherent in creative writing are the essential ingredients for this fresh and exciting workshop experience.

All Times are Eastern Time

Friday, July 21, 6PM-9PM
Saturday, July 22, 10AM-4:30PM
Sunday, July 23, 10AM-4:30PM
Monday, July 24, 6PM-8PM

Space is limited.  $450.00. Registration deadline June 21
Early registration by June 10 $435.00