The Franklin County Arts Council is sponsoring an online poetry and short prose workshop, “Grief To Healing.” Workshop participants will “use what we gather from our readings and experiences to write poems or short prose to document the journey from grief to healing.”
Writing from grief is essentially part of the process of healing. Most everyone has been hit by a misfortune that takes you to the brink, and there’s not much you can do but suffer it. Sit with it. How do we write about what has happened?
How do we use writing poetry as a healing tool in grief?
The workshop will be held online via Google Meets, and instructed by Phillip Shabazz, on Saturday, June 20, 2020, 10am-3pm. Workshop fee is $60 per person, with an Early Bird Discount of $10 through June 15. Registration deadline is June 17. Maximum number of participants is 12.
To register, go to fcacarts.org Events. Registration fee may be paid online, using the link included with the Grief To Healing workshop details.
Before the workshop, participants will submit a poem, or short prose piece, as well as up to three questions they have about revising and improving their own work.
Phillip Shabazz is a poet, writer, and teaching artist. His work engages issues of community, culture, and race in America. He is the author of two collections of poetry, Freestyle And Visitation, and XYZOOM, including a novel in verse, When The Grass Was Blue. In his latest poetry collection, Flames in The Fire, critics say “His writing is beautiful and accessible, vivid and thoughtful.”; “This is a book for people who love poetry.”; “He takes you from the depths of despair to the sweet joy of love.”.
Source: Ellen Queen, FCAC