In a little more than two weeks, in a Hospice unit tucked away at the edge of the Atlantic, in Brunswick, North Carolina, a free grief-writing workshop will be held. When Vonnegut urged his students to “write a poem, tear it up,” he stressed the value of art, as such, apart from readership and representation. Grief workshop facilitator Katherine Moore explains, similarly, that “writing for therapy is a way of dumping out whatever is going on inside of you . . .and no one else ever has to read it.”
Writing for healing is a way to do something with the pain. It is cathartic, it is a release, and it is a way of being brutally honest with your feelings and getting in touch with your own emotions.
See here for more on the workshop . . .