Writing as Healing with Arisa White

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On January 18th, W.O.M.A.N., Inc. presented a terrific workshop at San Francisco Public Library. Titled Write to Heal, the workshop, a brainchild of Oakland-based poet Arisa White, focused on unleashing the participants’ writerly powers through getting them in touch with their bodies. The event started with breathing exercises, and progressed through generative writing exercises that locked the participants’ attention on different parts of their bodies and pulled a plethora of varying associations. In the second part of the workshop, everybody was asked to produce a piece of writing based on the generated textual material. We heard a lot of moving and passionate work, some of which might get published on Arisa’s official website.

Please read an enlightening interview with Arisa White here.

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