Writing to Heal – Online Workshop – Truth in Fiction
Join us online June 7, 1:30 to 4:30 pm EDT, for a workshop dedicated to writing and healing!
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 fiction-based writing prompts designed to explore themes connected to their lived experience. Using fiction as a way to examine emotional truths, 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 instructor and participants (on a voluntary basis and as time permits)
More Online Writing to Heal Workshops
– The Turning Point: Addressing Trauma –
– Experiences of the Body –
– Dreams as Inspiration –
– Pictures and Colours –
– Yourself as Other –
– Your Poetic Self –
Please bring a notebook or paper, and a pen or pencil. You will be writing during this workshop. You may also use your computer to write, however writing by hand is strongly recommended.
Kat McNichol, Editor-in-Chief of Dreamers Creative Writing, presents this Writing to Heal Workshop Series. Participants can take all workshops or any workshop. These workshops do not need to be done in order and even if you miss one, you can still take the next one. Each workshop has a unique theme. Therapeutic writing is intended to be an ongoing practice, much like yoga or meditation. The more often you practice, the better your words will flow onto the page.
*You will receive your unique Zoom link by email approximately 2 hours prior to the start of the workshop. Join a test zoom meeting to test your system’s compatibility with zoom in advance of the workshop: https://zoom.us/test
About the Presenter
Kat McNichol is the Editor-in-Chief of Dreamers Creative Writing and a reviewer for the British Journal of Guidance and Counselling. She is also a Director of Marketing-Communications in 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 where she is using autoethnography and writing as method to research the impact that therapeutic writing has on career identity. Her writing has appeared most recently in Cold Mountain Review, Alt-Minds, and Echo: Journal of Creative Nonfiction.
“Kat presents a clear and concise method of tapping into creative energy. She is engaging and informed. The workshop was well organized and profoundly moving.”~ Marie Struthers
“Kat is a great teacher and workshop facilitator. She brings both energy and calm to the learning process while modeling how to interact with other writers in ways that value our words and writing journeys.”~ Sandy Bassie
“Extraordinary and highly recommended.”~ Amela Hajdarevic