Writing Resilience

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

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 transformative and resilience-building 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 resilience 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, systematic oppression, and resilience 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, healing, and resilience. If you are interested in writing, and social psychological healing, through the arts, this program is for you.  This program will be taught with trauma-informed lens and is specifically designed to support those living at the intersections of identities and lived experiences. This course is offered through Complete Online Learning. This is the one of three courses that can be taken in any order which comprise the Writing Trauma, Healing, and Resilience Certificate.

This offering is connected to the Writing Trauma, Healing, and Resilience Certificate at Evergreen. For more information visit: https://www.evergreen.edu/certificates/writing-trauma-healing-and-resil…

Registration

Must have completed the Writing Trauma course offered in Winter or Spring to meet the prerequisites for joining this course

Signature Required

Must get signature from faculty confirming you've completed Writing Trauma, and Writing Healing before being enrolled in this course

Course Reference Numbers
(8): 30233

Academic Details

This offering is connected to the Writing Trauma, Healing, and Resilience Certificate at Evergreen. For more information visit: https://www.evergreen.edu/certificates/writing-trauma-healing-and-resil…

8
25
Freshman
Sophomore
Junior
Senior

Schedule

Spring
2024
Signature
Remote (S)

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Evening
Schedule Details
Remote/Online
Olympia