Writing Through Grief - Salt Lake City

Oct 14–Nov 4, 2017, 10:00 am


Writing Through Grief

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Salt Lake City

Wasatch Front Region


Art Access
230 S 500 W
Salt Lake City , UT 84101-1129
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The personal essay is the backbone of contemporary creative nonfiction, and many essays are means of exploring trauma or loss. Such work helps create both empathy and community for those with like experience. Art Access invites those interested in the form to take part in a four-week Writing Through Grief: Personal Essay Writing workshop with Debbie Lehman. Dates are 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, and 11/4. Cost: $30. Contact elise@accessart.org for more details and to register.

Writing as a creative expression, can help guide us toward deeper understanding of the pain and suffering of grief. This workshop is designed to provide a supportive environment in which participants can explore feelings of grief with the end-goal of producing a personal essay. As a class, we'll discuss the many forms and causes of grief, such as divorce, death of a loved one, illness, aging, job loss, empty-nesting, moving etc. The hope would be to create an environment of active engagement and participation— through others, we can all learn about our own writing and ourselves.

This event is mad possible with support from Art Access and Utah Humanities.