Do you carry the story of illness in your body? No matter the diagnosis or disease, illness leaves a mark on the mind, body, and soul. Even caregivers or clinicians carry the story of how they’ve helped others navigate disease. Sometimes the first step toward health and healing can be sitting with the truth of how illness affects you. In this six-week course, participants will study the model of the Six-Part Story (6PSM), explore writing about their experience with disease from different points of view, and practice combining facts and fiction to create a new version of their healing journey.
WORKSHOP DATES: Sat, Oct 7, 14, 21, 28 & Nov 4, 11, 10am-12pm CST, HYBRID; Students may attend in-person or online via ZoomCOST: Nonmember: $155; Member: $135; Student/Vet/Mil $75EARN CPE’S * SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE
Suzanne Ohlmann is a writer, nurse, and musician. Her first book, Shadow Migration: Mapping A Life (University of Nebraska Press), was released in March 2022. She teaches storytelling as a means to navigate illness and the human condition. Her essays have been published by Texas Monthly, Intima: The Journal of Narrative Medicine, and Longreads. She lives in San Antonio with her husband, son, and a chorus of adopted pets.