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Writing Through Grief

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“Loss can transform the stories that we expected of our lives.We’re not always just who we used to be, and our lives no longer follow the path we’d intended. But shaping what we know into narrative is one of the oldest ways we humans have made sense of our world.” – Jessica Handler,

Saturday, March 15 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Decatur Public Library

In this workshop, Jessica Handler, author of Braving the Fire and Invisible Sisters, will share with attendees her success with writing about grief and trauma. While retelling a painful or otherwise traumatic past can be a cathartic experience, workshop attendees will also learn ways to communicate these experiences in a way that creates a powerful connection with the reader.

Jessica Handler is the author of Braving the Fire: A Guide to Writing About Grief (St. Martin’s Griffin, December 2013.) Her first book, Invisible Sisters: A Memoir (Public Affairs, 2009) is one of the “25 Books All Georgians Should Read.” Her nonfiction has appeared on NPR, in Tin House, Drunken Boat, Brevity, Newsweek, The Washington Post and More Magazine. Honors include residencies at the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, a 2010 Emerging Writer Fellowship from The Writers Center, the 2009 Peter Taylor Nonfiction Fellowship, and special mention for a 2008 Pushcart Prize.

This event is free and open to the public, and will be held at the Decatur Public Library from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

Click here to register!

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