with Laura Stavoe
Partnering with Community Hub McCall’s winter series, Looking Ahead, Conversations on Aging and Dying.
This class is free with a suggested donation of $25.00. [Thank you for supporting the MAHC.]
Saturday, January 23: Workshop Session
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Monday, February 1: Optional Follow-up
7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
We know grieving is part of healthy living, but we aren’t always taught how to grieve. In this half-day workshop, participants will learn tools and tenets for using creative writing as a way to honor loss and promote healing. We will read examples from literature as a way to begin our own work. And then we will write together.
Participants will leave the workshop with many ideas and strategies for future writing. This workshop includes some writing time away from the computer. An optional second meeting will also be available where we can share writing that comes from the workshop with each other.
Laura Stavoe is an educator, writer, and personal memoirist who lives in Boise. She has taught writing for 30 years to writers of all ages at high schools, colleges, and community arts organizations. She is the author of Tending to Endings, a blog that aims to build community and conversation around end-of-life matters.
Laura’s essays and articles have appeared in Ladies Home Journal, Mothering, Brain Child, Sunset, Parents, Parenting, American Way, Paddler, Canoe and Kayak, and elsewhere. She is working on a memoir about caregiving and transformation during the last months of her mother’s life. Laura is the founder of Story of My Life, a personal memoir service that helps people collect, write, and save family stories.
*This program is supported in part by a grant from the Idaho Humanities Council, a State-based Program of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the Idaho Humanities Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities.*
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