1 Nov 2017
Started my online memoir workshop today. Wow, this is going to be a huge commitment. Still, I want to see if I could teach online ... so here goes!
This ended up to be one of the most mind-bending and life-affirming decisions I've made in my grief journey. I had to stay on top of the daily prompts, do my own daily writing, and stay out of emotional angst at other participant's writing. Not only that but it generated an inner dialogue within me, and allowed me to address issues that resulted from that dialogue, which led to an inner of "clearing of the air." I even used some of the memories from my youth to write a novella and a novel. Also, my friend and I have decided to offer a memoir writing workshop to a local homeless youth outreach. My friend has a Masters degree in Special Education and extensive trauma-informed training, so between the two of us we think we can offer a good growth experience for the young people.