Writing Resilience

Quarters
Spring Open
Location
Olympia
Class Standing
Freshman
Sophomore
Junior
Senior
Tara Hardy

This class is meeting in person.

In this program, we’ll examine the writing of survivors and write about the impact of trauma and oppression on ourselves, and the people, communities, and world around us. We’ll explore writing as part of a healing/transformative process. How can we foster resilience in communities? Is resilience inborn or something that can be cultivated? Is healing preferred? If so, why? Is healing possible, and if so, how? Who has access to healing and what are barriers to access? Is the concept of wholeness helpful and/or detrimental? This is primarily a writing class, but the study of trauma and oppression will be part of how we approach writing. We’ll study and write poems, stories, and spoken word. We’ll read poems, stories, essays, scholarly literature, and we’ll watch videos of spoken word and comedy. Students will assemble a collection of writing related to trauma, oppression, healing, and resilience. If you are interested in writing, and social and psychological healing through the arts, this program is for you. This program will be taught with a trauma-informed lens, and is specially designed to support those living at the intersections of identities and lived experiences.

Registration

Course Reference Numbers
(8): 30188

Academic Details

8
25
Freshman
Sophomore
Junior
Senior

Schedule

Spring
2023
Open
Hybrid (S)

See definition of Hybrid, Remote, and In-Person instruction

Evening
Schedule Details
SEM 2 E1107 - Workshop
Olympia

Revisions

Date Revision 2023-03-13 Is mostly in person, was incorrectly still listed as completely online learning.