$45 – $60

#Metoo: Writing about Sexual Harassment and Trauma

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2000 Edwards Street

Studio 208

Houston, TX 77007

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INSTRUCTOR: DR. CYNTHIA CHILDRESS
TIME: Sunday, December 1st, 3-6 PM
PRICE: Early-Bird until Tuesday, November 26th: $45 for members, $60 for non-members. After Tuesday, November 26th: $55 for members, $70 for non-members. Become a member here. Scholarships available here.
LOCATION: Writespace at Silver Street Studios, 2000 Edwards #208, Houston, TX 77007
LEVEL: All Levels
CAP: Limited to 15 Writers

Many complex emotions can stop us from writing about sexual trauma and harassment, whether about ourselves or our characters: shame, regret, shock, fear, even foggy memory. While trauma and harassment aren't the same, the difficulties of writing and speaking about them often overlap due to the complicated power dynamics running throughout both types of experiences. But writing about these experiences—even in fiction—can be the first step in finding healing.

In this class, you'll practice deciding what details are comfortable or necessary to share and how to channel anger and hurt into finely put turns-of-phrase. We'll examine examples of strong writing around difficult sex scenes to understand the elements of craft that shaped them and practice writing our own. Sharing your work is entirely optional.


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