Write Your Pandemic Story: Writing Workshop
The “Write Your Pandemic Story” workshop helps participants document their experiences in the COVID 19 pandemic. Some people want to preserve their story for posterity; others wish to share their story with family, friends, their community, or in some form of publication. In addition to creating a kind of time capsule, writing can be a healthy way to process difficult experiences and may help people feel a sense of closure. Participants will write in response to prompts and questions about how their personal and professional lives were affected by COVID. They will generate material and receive guidance on editing the material. In the 90 minute workshop there will be time for brief introductions, a workshop overview, time for writing, a 5 minute break, time for reading aloud (for those who wish to), and any thoughts people want to share at the end. A handout with the workshop’s prompts, as well as suggestions for completing the story, will be available for download.
This program will be presented over Zoom, please see link below. Please note that the meeting will be locked at 7:15, to lower the risk of Zoom bombers.
**Please note that this program will not be recorded**
Meeting ID: 861 7086 3437
About the Instructor:
Mojie Crigler is the author of Get Me Through Tomorrow: A Sister’s Memoir of Brain Injury and Revival and the co-author of Under the Big Tree: Extraordinary Stories from the Movement to End Neglected Tropical Diseases. She has edited books on Ebola, river blindness, and autism for Johns Hopkins University Press. Her short work has been published in Scientific American, Glimmer Train, Brooklyn Rail, Los Angeles Review, and elsewhere. Mojie leads writing workshops at the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts and has taught writing and literature classes at The College of New Jersey and Elms College. More at mojiecrigler.com.
This program is presented as part of ArtWeek Berkshires.
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