Oct 15 - 16 2022
LOCAL>> Writing for Health and Healing Retreat

LOCAL>> Writing for Health and Healing Retreat

Presented by Dominican MFA in Creative Writing at Streaming Arts

Join Dominican University of California's MFA in Creative Writing Program for a free virtual creative writing retreat.

The Writing for Health and Healing Retreat focuses on topics in narrative medicine, with writing workshops both days to inspire new work.

Retreat Schedule:

Saturday October 15

10:00-10:15 am PDT:  Welcome

10:30 am-12:00 pm:  Writing Workshops

Participants select a workshop during registration.

1. Fiction writing as a window into narrative medicine with Lise Saffran

2. Place and Time with Thomas Burke

3. Poetry and Tarot: An Immersive Writing Workshop with Allison Baldwin

4. Deliberate Celebration: A Poetry Workshop for Adoptees with Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello

1:00-2:00 pm PDT:  Keynote Talk

Tell Me How It Ends: Narrative Curiosity and Lyric Insight with Katie Peterson

Sunday October 16

10:00-11:30 am:  Writing Workshops

Participants select a workshop during registration.

1. The Power and Peril of Words in Poetry and Medicine with Susana Praver-Perez

2. Shame, Rage and Writing with Claudia Morales

3. Self-Portraits with Susan Kelley Dewitt

4. Writing Place from Eight Imaginal Landscapes with Cindy Pavlinac

11:45 am - 12:15 pm:  MFA Information Session with Judy Halebsky

1:00 - 2:00 pm:  At the intersection of the arts and sciences. Readings by Bellevue Literary Press.

For a PDF of workshop descriptions and speaker bios, please visit the retreat Eventbrite page.

Admission Info

Free admission – Please register through Eventbrite

Registration is required. This creative writing event is a service to the public and there is no charge for participating. Dominican University of California is a nonprofit institution.

An event reminder email with a Zoom meeting link will be sent out to all participants via Eventbrite the day before the workshop. Please check your spam folder if you do not see the email from Eventbrite. Contact mfa@dominican.edu with any questions.

Email: mfa@dominican.edu

Additional time info:

Sat-Sun, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Dates & Times

2022/10/15 - 2022/10/16

Location Info

Streaming Arts