25th Annual Creative Writing Seminar for Helping Professionals is July 15-18, 2016, Iowa City, Iowa
The seminar meets 6 hours daily, Friday through Monday on The University of Iowa campus in Iowa City. Each day includes presentations from invited guests, writing instruction and practice, and peer critiques of participants’ work. Several hours are reserved for individual coaching sessions with Ellen Szabo. Registrants usually include beginning, experienced, and sometimes published writers. Most participants have not previously attended a writing workshop. Variety of experience, and active interest and curiosity about the possibilities inherent in creative writing, are the essential ingredients for a fresh and exciting workshop experience.
The learning objectives are:
—Improve creative writing skill in fiction, non-fiction, poetry, essays, blogs etc.
—Understand how writing can be used as a professional tool in human services work as counselors, educators, advocates, researchers and practitioners.
Guest speakers will share experiences with projects related to creative writing for social change, journaling for personal growth, and/or the written word as a tool for enhancing social justice.
For more information go to Creative Writing for Social Work