Posts tagged ‘Writing through Trauma to Truth’

May 16 2018
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Teacher feature: Shawna Ayoub Ainslie on writing as “an avenue to wellness”

Teacher feature: Shawna Ayoub Ainslie on writing as "an avenue to wellness"

Writing through Trauma to Truth teacher Shawna Ayoub Ainslie shares some insights into both her teaching and creative processes. Director Stacia M. Fleegal: What excites you, inspires you, makes you grin from ear to ear about your Center class? Where is the joy for you in the teaching? Is there any relationship between the pleasure you feel teaching and the pleasure you feel when you’re writing? SAA:  Writing has been a powerful coping tool for the…

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Jun 24 2015
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Stacia Fleegal, Writing through Trauma and Writer’s Eye teacher, on connection

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Previous posts on community-building among Center teaching associates have featured Kallie Falandays, Helena Clare Pittman, Ellen Collins, and Abriana Jetté. These teachers responded to Elizabeth Ayres’ essential question: Where is your joy in writing and teaching? Stacia Fleegal, who teaches Writing through Trauma to Truth and The Writer’s Eye, talked a bit about the point of connection between teacher and student when both “get” something they’re reading in the same way, and the walls between “teacher” and “student”…

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Jan 14 2015
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Finding “the heart”: A new course on trauma writing

Finding “the heart”: A new course on trauma writing

I’m so pleased to be teaching a new course through the Center called Writing through Trauma to Truth. I usually blog about ways to develop or strengthen a writing routine. I do so because I’m someone who has needed those tips in the past—the kind of writer who has struggled with getting to the page, and who has figured out some methods that have worked for her. In the same born-of-necessity spirit, Elizabeth Ayres and…

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