“Healing Trauma Narratives” Webinar
Are you looking for a new way to tell a trauma story? Or seeking insight into the origins of complex, collective, and generational trauma that shape who we are—and how we heal? If so, this original webinar, designed for Arizona State University and the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing’s Desert Night, Rising Stars Writers’ Conference, offers writers and trauma survivors inspiration and self-acceptance.
According to the Gospel of Thomas: “If you bring forward what is within you, what is within you will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what is within you will destroy you.”
That said, trauma writing presents unique challenges:
Together, we’ll explore trauma psychology alongside writing techniques to discover how within the telling of any story lies the key to unlocking mechanisms by which people survive and heal. This video draws on many genres, with an emphasis on hybrid forms when possible to inspire innovation. Art is drawn from diverse groups, with direct links to artists and source materials to encourage viewers to dive deeper.
COMING SEPTEMBER 2021
“Carol knows what agents and publishers are looking for. She truly motivates writers who have found themselves stuck in revision or lost during their quest to publication.”
— Deborah J Ledford,
Suspense Thriller Novelist – 2014 Anthony Award Nominee for Best Audio Book, CRESCENDO, narrated by Christina Cox.
“Every single one of Carol’s lectures electrified me. The way she broke down the revision process really helped to dissuade my anxieties about writing. She focused on the real crunch and mechanics of writing, not just the ideas. My writing improved greatly even from the first week. Her exercises were extremely helpful.”
– Student, Arizona State University’s Creative Writing program, 2014