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Writing as a Restorative Act

Feb 25
Feb 25
2:00 - 4:00 PM CT
Anna B. Sutton
The Porch House at 2811 Dogwood Pl., Nashville, TN 37204
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Take the "tortured" out of "tortured artist" with poet and therapist Anna B. Sutton! In this one-day class, inspired by Sutton's popular multiweek Writing Therapy workshop, we will use the work of Ross Gay and Aimee Nezhukumatathil as a guide to a writing life that makes us feel more engaged with, more connected to, and--dare we say it--more hopeful about the world! Let your art be a bolster to your well-being, not a drain on it!

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Anna B. Sutton is a Nashville native living in North Carolina. Her book Savage Flower won the 2019 St. Lawrence Book Prize and was published this year by Black Lawrence Press. Her work has appeared in Indiana Review, Third Coast, Copper Nickel, Booth, Los Angeles Review, and other journals. A graduate of Hume-Fogg and Appalachian Center for Craft at TN Tech, Anna moved to North Carolina to pursue a MFA in Poetry from UNC Wilmington, which she received in 2013, along with a James Merrill Fellowship from Vermont Studio Center. In 2022, Anna completed her MEd in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and received her North Carolina counselor's license. She currently works at Lifeologie Raleigh & Durham and Spring Lake Ranch Therapeutic Community.

What Our Students Say

"Anna fostered a caring and nurturing environment within our class and encouraged everyone to be kind, gentle, and to take care of one another and ourselves. Because of her, I'm feeling inspired to continue to grow my writing practice."

"Anna Sutton is an amazing teacher and facilitator! She led us through class with such gentleness and grace."

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