How the workshop got started.
I'm an author, professor, and writing coach who, in March and April 2020, lost a dear friend's father-in-law, clients, her partner's job, and her words.
As 2020 dragged toward its close--with COVID-19, systemic racism, and the trauma created by Trump still in clear view--I had an epiphany.
If I could even just write something short, I'd consider it a win. I refused to let 2020 end without writing a small piece of it.
Writing helped me recover a modicum of agency.
And I figured if I needed to write, others did too.