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Writing as Healing

Posted on Tue, Oct 17 2017 12:17 pm by Glenda Reed

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Writing as Healing Workshop Series

In this four-week workshop series for beginning to advanced women, trans, and femme writers, participants will explore how writing can help heal one’s relationship to one’s own stories. Each two-hour workshop session will include discussions and in-class writing exercises. Exercises will be drawn from Louise DeSalvo’s Writing as a Way of Healing and other books, as well as from my own writing practice. We will discuss how writers from Virginia Woolf to F. Scott Fitzgerald to Audre Lorde have been transformed by the writing process. Workshop sessions are designed to build off one another and can also be taken as a single-session, drop-in class.

Dates and Times:

Thursday, Nov 02, 7-9:00pm - Workshop I: The Health and Emotional Benefits of Writing

Thursday, Nov 09, 7-9:00pm - Workshop II: Qualities of a Healing Narrative

Thursday, Nov 16, 7-9:00pm - Workshop III: Caring for Ourselves as We Write

Thursday, Nov 30, 7-9:00pm - Workshop IV: Preparing, Planning, Germinating

Cost: Each workshops is offered in exchange for a $5-$50 suggested admission.


Teaching Artist: Glenda Reed

Glenda Reed is an award-winning, feminist writer, artist, educator, and adventurer. She’s received funding from the Jerome Foundation, the McKnight Foundation, and the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Creative Nonfiction and Waves: A Confluence of Women’s Voices, among others. Glenda is also a winner of The Moth StorySLAM. She teaches writing classes at the Loft Literary Center and through the Hennepin County Library. (


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