Breaking the silence of abuse through story is a powerful tool for healing and change. This two-session retreat focusses on memoir writing, facilitated by survivor authors Sue Atkinson and Jane Chevous.
An online writing retreat for survivors of any kind of abuse or violence, experienced as a child or as an adult. You can be a beginner or experienced writer, wanting to publish your memoir or mainly writing for your healing.
We’ll explore our reasons for writing a memoir, critique different approaches, practice writing techniques and share the challenges of being a survivor-writer. There will be time for writing, discussion, and the chance to share your work, if you wish, for support and feedback.
The retreat runs on Saturday mornings 9th April and 7th May 2022. You will need to attend both sessions.
There will be a writing task between the two sessions, and you can submit up to 4,000 words for a personal critique after the final workshop. We will ask you to submit a short sample of your writing and your writing goal before the first session, to help us to personalise the session to the group.
We will hold a safe space but please be mindful that this is not a therapy group, and ensure you have the support you need around you.
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