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Writing the Tough Stuff

A FREE one-hour webinar with Jessica Handler
Feb 19th at 2 pm & Feb 21st at 7 pm (EST)

We may find that we want to write about loss, grief, or trauma with the notion that getting it down on paper will be cathartic. This webinar will present strategies for strong nonfiction writing, and introduce cross-disciplinary research in crafting personal narrative involving difficult topics. Participants will engage in generative writing exercises.

This one-hour online session will be offered twice; space is limited.

Use the links below to reserve your spot.

February 19th at 2 pm EST »  Registration is now closed.
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February 21st at 7 pm EST » Registration is now closed. 


Jessica Handler is the author of Invisible Sisters: A Memoir and Braving the Fire: A Guide to Writing About Grief and Loss. Her nonfiction has appeared on NPR, in Tin House, Drunken Boat, the Bitter Southerner, Brevity, Creative Nonfiction, Newsweek, the Washington Post, and More Magazine. A founding member of the Decatur Writers Studio in Decatur, Georgia, she teaches creative writing and coordinates the Minor in Writing at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, and lectures internationally on writing well about trauma. Her debut novel, The Magnetic Girl, is forthcoming from Hub City Press in 2019. More at: www.jessicahandler.com.


Question? Please call us at 412-404-2975 or email our director of education, Sharla Yates, at yates@creativenonfiction.org.