Join us in Eden Mills on June 9 for a workshop dedicated to writing and healing!
Workshop: Writing to Heal
Date: June 9, 2018
Time: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Cost: $75, includes lunch, coffee, tea and snacks.
Location: Rivermead, 19 Cedar Street, Eden Mills, Ontario
Presented with the support of the Eden Mills Writers Festival.
Expressive writing, also known as writing for wellness and therapeutic writing has taught me to be my authentic and vulnerable self. It takes courage to be vulnerable but the payoff is enormous. I’ve found that whenever I write about my personal experiences, goals and deep desires, I feel a sense of peace and acceptance about life’s challenges. With expressive writing, I’ve learned to reveal myself to myself and understand and appreciate who I really am.
Do you want to learn how to reflect inwards and unlock what you keep hidden, even from yourself? Find out how expressive writing leads to deeper self-acceptance and healing. In this workshop, participants will move through a series of writing prompts designed to explore themes connected to their lived experience. Using creative non-fiction and fiction, poetry and journaling, you will:
- Learn techniques for restorying self
- Explore approaches to self-reflexive writing
- Review contexts where writing is being used for personal development
- Share your writing with the course instructor and fellow participants
About the Presenter
Kat McNichol is the Editor-in-Chief of Dreamers Creative Writing and the Co-Editor for the Journal of Integrated Studies. She is also a Director of Marketing-Communications in Waterloo and has spent the past 12+ years writing marketing copy for the high-tech industry. She holds a B.A. in English Literature, and an MAIS in Writing and New Media, and Literary Studies, and she is working on a PhD in Career Writing at the University of Tilburg in the Netherlands.
*This workshop is presented with the support and cooperation of the Eden Mills Writers Festival.