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In My Body: Writing Disability, Chronic Illness, and Pain

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In My Body: Writing Disability, Chronic Illness, and Pain
A one-day workshop. Do you want to write the story of your body? Do you feel like your body (mind, spirit) is either under-represented or not represented in the narratives of our culture? Are you feeling stuck or struggling with where to begin?
In this one day intensive, we will explore our unique experiences of living in disabled, chronically ill, or otherwise ailing bodies. We will write to prompts designed to jumpstart our own personal essays and memoirs. As inspiration, we will read excerpts by contemporary writers like Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, Sonya Huber, and Urvashi Bahuguna who centre the body (mind, spirit) in their own work. You will come away with fresh starts, pages of new writing, loads of ideas and resources, and engaged feedback in a supportive group.

Thursday, June 13th, 2024 
6 pm to 8:30 pm EST on Zoom

Who should take this class?
This course is for folks who self-identify as disabled/chronically ill and want to write about their bodies (minds, spirits). All disabilities, illnesses, and conditions are valid and welcome in this course. All levels are welcome: seasoned writers as well as beginners.

"I attended several of Kuhu’s generative writing workshops. The prompts were so approachable that I did not want to stop writing, and I still carry all the beautiful writing we read during the sessions with me. Strongly recommend her workshops!" – former student

"Kuhu’s class was wonderful! She created an environment where participants shared easily and supportively. Her prompts were well thought out and enjoyable. She is a gifted teacher and a lovely person. It was the perfect way to spend a Saturday."– former student

Class Details

1 Session(s)

NA - Online

Kuhu Joshi 



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
6/13/2024 - 6/13/2024 Daily - Thu 06:00 PM - 08:30 PM N/A - Online Kuhu Joshi