Tara Hardy: Writing Trauma

Nov/Dec 2020

Heal, discover, exorcise, and celebrate survival

Thursdays at 6:00 -7:30pm PT / 9:00 – 10:30pm ET

Nov. 12, 19 and Dec. 3, 10

Note: No class Nov. 26

Many of us write what haunts us in order to heal, discover, exorcise, make meaning of, celebrate survival, and/or reach for connection.

In a highly supportive environment, we’ll explore access points to writing trauma, self-care for the process, and sticky issues of impact (on self and others).

We’ll generate new work, focus significantly on craft, and discuss the joys and challenges of writing about trauma.

The Workshop Includes

  • Weekly 90-minute live writing workshop and discourse facilitated by Tara Hardy
  • Feedback on your work
  • A dedicated place to complete assignments, discuss ideas, and share your work with your coursemates

About the Instructor

Tara Hardy is a working class, Queer, Femme, chronically ill writer, and founder of Bent, a writing institute for LGBTQ people in Seattle.

Her most recent book of poems, My, My, My, My, My, won a 2017 Washington State Book Award, and explores the links between childhood trauma and chronic illness.

She is a former Hugo House Writer in Residence, Seattle Poet Populist, and Hedgebrook alumna. She teaches at Richard Hugo House, Path With Art, and Gay City Arts.

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Course Includes

  • 4 Weeks