Crafting Survival Stories: One Day Workshop

WRITING 762.6E

Turn singularly or globally catastrophic events into meaningful literature in this course that guides you through writing thoughtfully and sensitively about disasters.

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What you can learn.

  • Learn about the psychology of catastrophe and how humans cope with uncertainty
  • Examine how catastrophe has influenced the past and historical literature
  • Get advice on how to craft writing that explores personal or global disasters

  • Discover universal truths in your personal experiences and stories

About this course:

Catastrophe is becoming more common an experience than Americans imagined possible. Writers are invited to focus on the universal truths revealed about humanity through stories about singular or global events. This cross-genre course unpacks those truths through multiple lenses. Work will be explored in terms of craft and also from psychological, philosophical, or historical perspectives.

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