When it comes to mental and emotional wellness, writing can be both a life jacket and a hole in your boat. How can we write in a way that is both artistically fulfilling and creatively therapeutic? In this four-week workshop, utilize the mental health frameworks of mindfulness, self-compassion, and social justice to explore voice and craft in mixed-genre writing. Every week will include a craft talk, writing exercises, sharing, and an opportunity for feedback on your work, as well as on your journey as a writer and human being.
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. She currently works at UNC School of the Arts and is a LCMHC-intern at Lifeologie Raleigh as part of her degree program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at NC State University.
Anna is new to The Porch. Welcome!