Writing for Recovery

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Writing for Recovery

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Addiction claims many victims -- not only those who suffer from it, but also their loved ones.  Many studies have shown that writing can be effective for people in expressing and processing some of the complex, painful, and often stigmatized emotions that characterize the addiction experience.  This workshop is designed to support people whose lives have been affected by a friend or family member's substance abuse.  Our focus will be on narrating our own story (in prose or poetry) through a series of brief exercises and prompts, and sharing with others.  Participants will be asked to commit to confidentiality.  Knowledge of 12-Step recovery or mindfulness techniques may be helpful, but is not at all necessary.

  • Instructor: Kate Daniels

  • Length of workshop: 3 weeks

  • Dates: Saturdays, Apr. 13, 20, 27

  • Time: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

  • Location: Porch HQ
    2811 Dogwood Pl.
    Nashville, TN 37204

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Kate Daniels' fifth book of poetry, Reading a Biography of Thomas Jefferson in the Months of My Son's Recovery, will be published in early 2019.  She is the Director of Creative Writing at Vanderbilt University, and a recent Guggenheim Fellow in Poetry.  She also teaches writing at the Washington (D.C.) Center for Psychoanalysis.