Intensive Writing: Intersection of Narratives and Mental Health With Kelechi Ubozoh & Christine No
Whether we’re using our stories to advocate for better treatment for those who have mental health issues, or we are searching for understanding and empathy after difficult journeys; mental health narratives are often an undiscovered art. Join us as we discuss how we’ve channeled our own experiences with mental health through narrative and poetry. Come with an experience that you’d like to turn into a story, and we’ll provide writing prompts to support you in telling your story. We will facilitate a guided conversation. This isn’t a therapy group, and we’ll have some group agreements in place to keep the story-telling safe. This workshop is an opportunity to write and commune with other writers who have experienced mental health experiences and are seeking to create. Saturday September 17th 10am-noon $35
I see writing as a vehicle for voice. It is a tool for advocacy, political, personal, communal, creative, at times grave and at times playful. I am interested in community through the use of writing, though the expressions it allows for, the connections, the truth- seeking and finding and in being in roles of support and creation in these processes. It matters to me that women and marginalized groups in society have mediums that give them voice, and that I am an active participant in listening, attending, and being an ally as much as it is important to me to create in my own vision through the use of my voice, which I hope will resonate with the experience of truth for others.
If you have any question on this experience, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.