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Narrative Reclamation for People of Color

Genres: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, The Writing Life


Open to all levels

2 Sessions

Start Date: July 29, 2023
End Date: July 30, 2023
Day of Week: Saturday, Sunday
Time: 1:10pm - 4:10pm PT
Capacity: 0 seat
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Member Price: $162.00
General Price: $180.00

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This class is dedicated to the role of storytelling in finding relief from distress. Students in this course will learn how to use storytelling for personal and communal reclamation, including confronting historical pain. Students will understand the role of personal storytelling in counteracting the impact of trauma and gain skills in using storytelling toward their empowerment. This course will include a discussion component and the development of a new piece.

Registration dates:

June 5: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

June 6: Member registration opens

June 13: General registration opens

Zain Shamoon

Zain Shamoon


Zain Shamoon is a professor of couple and family therapy at Antioch University Seattle. He hold his PhD in Human Development and Family Studies. He is the host and founder of the Narratives of Pain storytelling showcase.

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Class sessions may be recorded if a session falls on a holiday, or if a student has access needs. Class recordings are not guaranteed.

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Classes may be cancelled if less than 5 students are enrolled within 10 days before the class start date. If for any reason Hugo House needs to cancel a class, students can choose between a full credit or full refund.

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