6-week Multimedia-Inspired

Writing Workshop

For Women with Chronic Illness and/or Chronic Disability*

Offered by Pamela Lear, MFA Candidate, Creative Nonfiction w/Narrative Medicine focus – May 2023

*There is never any obligation to share any information about health conditions.

Over a six-week period, the class will be lively and engaging as we experience short multimedia presentations in the form of stories, poetry, music, videos, etc. Each item is chosen to encourage discussion and reflection relative to the challenges we face with chronic conditions.

Prompts will be offered to encourage creativity and insight during brief writing periods. A sampling of some weekly themes might include:

Why write? 

Joan Didion said, “I write to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what I see, and what it means.” I share that sentiment in encouraging participants to realize it’s OK to not have answers. By taking the time to explore and dig deep inside ourselves, and by sharing that writing with others (always optional), we often find the work to be more insightful and rewarding than we might have imagined.

As the facilitator, my intention is to encourage thought-provoking writing and discussion, as we search together for a depth of thinking relative to the value of our own writing in healing, resolving conflicts, and allowing us to enjoy life more every day.

I have created this workshop as part of a Practicum for an MFA in Creative Nonfiction emphasizing Narrative Medicine. In no way will these workshops offer any kind of analysis or therapy-style conversations. The goal is to encourage each woman to discover new and innovative creative outlets.

Workshop Details

Monday evenings 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. EST on the following dates:
January 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 27, March 6   (note no class on Feb. 20)


Thursday mornings 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EST on the following dates:
January 26, Feb. 2, 9, 16, Mar 2, 9 (note no class on Feb.. 23)


Send an e-mail to Pamela Lear at:  Lear4752@yahoo.com  and include “Writing Workshop Registration” in the subject line. Please include any relevant information (especially if you want the evening or morning class) and/or any questions in the e-mail. You will receive confirmation and information on how to join the Zoom meeting when it begins.

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