The Trauma-Informed Creative Writing Classroom [Katherine Standefer]
TIME UPDATE: This class will now run from 1:10 – 4:10 pm PT. This has been updated from the print catalog.
Advanced | The creative writing classroom is not an explicitly healing space — yet writers regularly bring their stories of trauma into workshops. What are our obligations to these students as instructors? What are the best practices for managing workshop discussions about potentially triggering material? In this six-hour intensive, you’ll learn when writing heals and harms, discuss syllabus disclaimers and content warnings, identify craft issues common to trauma writing, consider how feedback lands in an activated nervous system, and assess your own self-regulation skills. This workshop is intended for teachers of creative writing.
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