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Body of Work: Writing Illness and Disability

We will explore the most intimate of relationships: that of a person to their own body. Working in the shadow of great writers from Virginia Woolf to Ada Limón, you’ll learn how to express what can feel inexpressible. We’ll also discuss the practical considerations of writing and publishing vulnerable personal work, the necessary and revolutionary act of resting, and how to avoid ableist language and tropes. Students will complete two writing exercises in the genre of their choice. This workshop is open to writers of all genres and health statuses. This class includes a dinner break.

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Instructor: Kate Horowitz

Class Type: 1 Session

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Start Date: 07/02/2019

Days of the Week: Tuesday

Time: 1:00 pm – 7:30 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

$153.00 Member Price:
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Kate Horowitz

Kate Horowitz (she/her) is a poet, essayist, and science writer based in Washington, DC. Her work on illness and disability has appeared in Pacific Standard, The Atlantic, Bright Wall/Dark Room, Luna Luna, Monstering, rose quartz, and many others. She has an M.A. in science-medical writing from Johns Hopkins University and studied poetry with Robert Pinsky. She was Yes, Poetry’s Poet of the Month in July 2018. Visit her online at

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