creative writing, writing about grief

How to write about trauma

The trauma said, “Don’t write this poem.”
….
My bones said, “Write the poem.”
~ Andrea Gibson, The Madness Vase/The Nutritionist


Free webinar: How to write about trauma and loss

On Thursday, April 20 at 12:00 pm PST, Rachel Thompson of Lit Mag Love and I are offering a webinar for anyone interested in writing their personal stories of trauma, grief, and loss.

Join us for a session we hope will help writers prepare to delve into their most vulnerable — and often most powerful — personal stories.

In addition to offering tips for managing the difficult and often complex emotions triggered when writing about trauma we’ll share:

  • Tricks for moving past fear when approaching vulnerable material
  • Common experiences to be ready for as you write about trauma and grief
  • How to shift from early “processing” drafts to writing for an audience

Sign up here to register for How to Write About Trauma and Loss. Registration is required to claim your spot.

Please note: A replay will be available for a limited time if you can’t attend the live webinar.

Trigger warning: As I share my own experiences with writing about trauma I will discuss work that involves pregnancy loss and the accidental death of a teenage friend.

Warmly,

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