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Writing Through Trauma Info Session

10917229_10205619882837692_1953964414100889430_oFounder of the Wesleyan School of Poetics Amy Mattox ’17 writes in with a v intriguing ::Student Forum:: for you all in the spring. Check it out:

Writing Through Trauma is a resurrected student forum taught by Ella Weisser ’17 and Amy Mattox ’17! Come to the info session (1/24 at 3:00 PM) for all the juicy details, a well-formatted application, and a very helpful Q&A!!

This 1 credit class is primarily a creative writing workshop. Trauma often enacts a loss of agency, so in this forum we will attempt to reclaim voice, reimagine healing, and rework conceptions of written narrative. We will read & discuss accounts of trauma as we develop our own personal writing. We may draw on experiences that are collective, personal, inherited, witnessed, etc. We will read nonfiction, fiction, theory, poetry and genre-resistant writing. Students will be expected to write four pieces for class workshop alongside a series of smaller assignments and responses. This is not a nonfiction-only workshop–students may write in any genre!

Date: 1/24
Time: 3 PM
Place: 41 Wyllys Room 112
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Informational Meeting for Student Forum: Writing Through Trauma

Interested in nonfiction?

A new student forum this semester will explore the nonfiction genre of trauma writing. Led by two juniors, Cade Lebron ’14 and Jenessa Duncombe ’14, this course will provide a focused workshop for trauma writing. Participants will explore the nature of trauma, and write five short pieces and one longer piece. Some topics to be covered include: what is trauma writing?, trauma writing vs. traumatized writing, language of trauma, and many more. Short excerpts from books and essays will be assigned that relate to the topics.

INTERESTED? Come to the meeting to hear more! CAN’T COME? Email us!

Date: September 8th
Time: 2:30 – 3:00PM
Place: Public Affairs Center 104