UPDATE: Registration for the February 11 class is OPEN! Click here to sign up.
I offer a class on writing about caring for our aging parents. Thank you to the Crow Collective for the opportunity to gather, read, and write about caregiving! Registration for the February workshop is OPEN! Sign up here.
As the caregiver for my mom, I’ve found joy, sadness, and meaning in flexing roles as child and caretaker. It can be a bittersweet experience to watch the people who raised us age or ail, and often it brings child and parent closer together or farther apart. Writing becomes an essential tool for understanding this transformative period in life. This workshop is for those experiencing that role reversal, for people caring for someone who once helped raise them but now needs help themselves. That person can be a parent, a grandparent, an aunt or uncle, a partner, or a friend. Flash fiction and nonfiction authors have shown time and again that there’s resonance in the literary short form. This session will help you unlock the ability to write about caretaking in 1,000 words or less. We’ll read flash on the topic, discuss flash memoir techniques, and work on prompts together. You’ll come away with new stories on the topic and a connection to other writers with similar experiences.