It’s well known that writing about trauma can be very therapeutic. However, the act of writing for the self is very different than the act of writing for an audience. In this workshop, we will examine both the craft and the emotional territory involved in rendering difficult experiences into words intended to be read by others. It will be a safe space for all gender identities to explore effective ways of making the personal public, whether you hope to share your work with family and friends or in the My #MeToo gallery show*. Laurel Saville is an award-winning, best-selling author of a memoir, three novels, and many essays, short stories, feature articles, and design books.
Ages: 16-Adult | Saturday, July 7 | 1-5 pm
Instructor: Laurel Saville
*About the Exhibit My #MeToo
The VCA gallery show for the month of October will provide a platform for artists’ response to sexual abuse and harassment. Throughout the month, events and forums will be offered to engage the community in authentic, safe, and respectful dialogue to explore our shared experiences and to learn how we can come together to create a new narrative.
In conjunction with our October gallery show, My #MeToo, VCA is offering a series of free workshops to anyone interested in using the arts to explore the themes and conversations that have evolved out of the #MeToo movement. The workshops are free to participants, but you must register in order to reserve your spot. Participants will have the option of including their completed artwork in the October gallery show. Written work can be included in the show as a stand-alone piece or incorporated into visual artwork.