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Writing Pain with Sarah Fletcher
April 30, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Pain can be daunting and abstract, but it is an unavoidable fact of life. In this workshop, we will explore various ways we can write pain. Elaine Scarry writes that pain “does not simply resist language but actively destroys it”. As writers, we rebuild language where there is none to be found.
We will consider the creative possibilities of exploring pain and physicality in writing. You’ll leave with new vocabularies and ways of thinking about sensation, and will have the start of something they might like to expand. This workshop is suitable for both poets and prose writers.