The Write Prescription: Telling Your Stories Through Hard Times with Judith Hannan via Zoom

The Write Prescription: Telling Your Stories Through Hard Times with Judith Hannan via Zoom

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The past year has seen unprecedented changes in the way we live. At the same time, the stressors we face just by virtue of being alive—loss, illness, conflict—have remained. In the midst of this turmoil, our narratives can become buried under layers of anxiety and isolation. Storytelling, one of the most powerful tools we have to acknowledge and defuse the impact of trauma on our physical and mental health, can peel back those layers. In this workshop, through carefully tailored prompts, you will have the opportunity to become reacquainted with your thoughts, discover ways in which you have grown and been transformed, and  join a community of others prepared to offer loving responses to your words.

Judith Hannan is the author of The Write Prescription: Telling Your Story to Live with and Beyond Illness and the memoir Motherhood Exaggerated. Her essays have appeared in The Washington Post, AARP, The Girlfriend, Narratively, and Opera News, among other publications. She leads workshops for those affected by physical and/or mental illness, healthcare workers, the homeless, and those within the criminal justice system. She is a member of New York Writers’ Workshop and a writing mentor at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She also serves on the board of the Children’s Museum of Manhattan, where she is also writer-in-residence.

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