In this class, we will explore how writing can help to process experiences of trauma, loss, and hardship. We’ll devote time in class to generating new writing, inspired by prompts that will help students approach their material from different angles. We’ll look at how other writers have used painful life experiences as catalysts for their fiction, poetry, memoir, and essays. The class will address some of the challenges in writing about difficult subjects and explore different approaches writers can take. Students will also have the opportunity to share their work and receive feedback in a supportive workshop environment. The class is open to all, regardless of writing experience.
- Instructor: Anna Silverstein
- Length of workshop: 8 weeks
- Dates: Mondays, October 3 - November 21
- Time: 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
- Cost: $291 non-members; $261 members
- Location: The Skillery in Germantown
About the Instructor:
Anna Silverstein is a writer living in Nashville, TN. She is originally from Boston, MA and moved to Nashville to pursue her MFA in fiction at Vanderbilt University. Last year, she was the Creative Writing Fellow at the Curb Center, where she led expressive writing workshops for people who have been affected by cancer. She is the winner of the Guy Goffe Means Prize in fiction. Her stories appear or are forthcoming in New Delta Review, Afro-Hispanic Review, Gravel, and Overtime.