TMW Fall Workshop - October 28, 2017


The artist Georges Braque wrote, Art is a wound turned into light, and the poet Mark Doty asked, What is healing but a shift in perspective? In this one-day workshop, we'll explore a specific set of writing exercises you can use to expand your capacity for healing or simply to deepen your writing practice. Several of the techniques come from a course in Expressive Writing taught at the Duke University Center for Integrative Medicine; others are ones I've developed over thirty years of teaching fiction and memoir. Put together, the exercises allow us to experience both memory and the present moment in new ways and to discover how we can use shifts in point-of-view to transform our lives. There will be lots of in-class writing, so please bring pens or pencils and plenty of paper. Everyone is welcome--this is a class for writers and non-writers alike.

Registration Fees: $85.
Coffee, tea, soft drinks, and snacks before the morning session are included.

Abigail DeWitt

Writing to Heal- 

Abigail DeWitt is the author of the novels, LILI (WW Norton) and DOGS (Lorimer Press), and a just-finished collection of stories, THE SEX APPEAL OF THE FRENCH. Her short fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Five Points, Witness, the Alaska Quarterly Review, the Carolina Quarterly, and elsewhere. She has been cited in BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES, nominated for a Pushcart, and has received grants and fellowships from the North Carolina Arts Council, the Tyrone Guthrie Center, the McColl Center for the Arts, and the Michener Society.

Location: Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church,
809 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN.
Participation Limit: 20.
Workshop Hours: 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (EST)

Registration Form: Click here for the registration form. Deadline to register is October 21, 2017.

Additional Information: Contact Sue Richardson Orr at 

This project is funded in part under an agreement with the
Tennessee Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.