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"Writing about Trauma" with Rachel Starnes

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Presented by Writers' League of Texas at St. Edwards University, Austin TX

Apr 04 2020
"Writing about Trauma" with Rachel Starnes

Sometimes true stories take us back to difficult places.

Some of the most powerful works of nonfiction are the ones that take us to the writer’s darkest corners. But how do you craft art from trauma? Join us as we “take a look under the hood” at what’s working in some well-known writings about traumatic events and learn how to apply these techniques to our own difficult stories.
In this class, students will

Develop an understanding of memory formation and the brain’s reaction to trauma.
Learn techniques for handling imperfect memories.

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$49 for Members

$109 for Non-Members

Contact: 512-499-8914

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St. Edwards University

3001 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78704

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