March 1 – April 11, 2017
About the Workshop: We all take, save, inherit and treasure, photographs of the people, places and things that bring meaning and mystery, love and loss, into our lives. Writing from photos allows us to express the truth of what we feel and haven’t said, and capture the beauty and deeper meaning of an image in words. In this course, writers and TLA practitioners at all levels of experience will imaginatively encounter personal photos with questions that generate remarkable writing experiences. You’ll let the images “speak” - writing poetry, memoir, or stories that capture personalities, relationships, rites of passage, cultural identity and family history. You’ll explore stories about your loved ones and your lives that help you honor, probe and preserve memories, find purpose and meaning amidst loss and change, and express truth and beauty from relationships after loss. For TLA practitioners, we will explore specific applications in your work with individuals and groups, such as coping with memory loss, Alzheimer’s, and dementia, and the healing power of telling end-of-life or legacy stories.