Memoir Writing As Healing

August 14, 2012 - August 18, 2012


We all have stories to tell and by putting our words on the page we feed our souls and benefit our physical selves as well. Writing stories is one of the most healing activities in which we can engage. When we put pen to paper and recapture events in our lives, both happy and sad, we do much good for ourselves. All writing is an attempt to find meaningfulness in the midst of our busy lives. Writing helps capture the inner voice and is in some way therapeutic since it is a desire to bear witness to the truth of our lives. Mornings we will reflect on the published memoirs; afternoons are for personal writings; evenings we gather to discuss our day and our writing. We will use “Writing as a Way of Healing – How Telling Our Stories Transforms Our Lives” by Louise Desalvo – Beacon Press, Boston l999.

Instructor (s):

Dr. Helen Molanphy is a professor at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design (formerly College of Santa Fe) and has her doctorate in Humanities from the University of Texas. She has completed a certificate in creative writing at Santa Fe Community College. Helen Clarke Molanphy’s memoir about her granduncle’s famous saloon in New York City will be published in the fall of 2012 by a New York publisher.

Week(s) 08/14/2012 – 08/18/2012

Instructor(s) Dr. Helen Molanphy Need more info? Call us at (505) 685 – 4333 ext 4152

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