Writing Your Way Through Grief

Resolve your emotional blocks in this four-week in-person generative and therapeutic writing class

In life, you’re taught to acquire, not to let go. And yet loss happens all the time, in so many ways. For a writer, grief can make it hard to write–to get started on a project, to keep going through the messy middle, and to find its end.

Yet writing can be the very solution to make your way through loss. 

Research shows it’s therapeutic to write about hard things. Expressive writing offers many physical, mental, and emotional benefits. And it makes you a better writer, better able to understand why the characters in your stories–fiction or nonfiction–behave the ways they do. 

Do you have:

  • Something you want to write about but don’t know how? 
  • Stories you can’t approach–or got started on but can’t finish?
  • Places you get stuck in your writing?
  • Characters who aren’t fully realized? 

Chances are, you’ve got some unhealed grief stuck inside you. It’s OK. We all do. It’s time to let it out.

It’s not enough to just vent onto the page, however. To tap into writing’s healing power, you’ve got to learn from and understand your emotions. This class will allow you to get to the truth underneath the story you’re telling yourself. 

When you write about your loss experiences, you learn and understand deeper truths about the nature of loss and what your losses mean to you. Because, while no two losses are the same, loss is something every person experiences, many times, throughout their life. It’s a universal truth that brings us together.

You’ll get writing time in class and a reasonable amount of homework between classes. Tissues and chocolate provided.

In this four-week in-person class, you’ll learn:

  • The six myths of grief
  • The multitude of ways you experience loss–and why it hurts
  • Why it can be so hard to talk–or write–about grief and loss
  • The vital reasons it’s important you learn to move through your heartache and the real benefits you’ll experience by doing so
  • How to move through your grief via writing

Each week of the class will include:

  • Guided prompts and writing exercises to write about your losses (or your characters’)
  • Tools for dealing with emotional overwhelm
  • Opportunities to share your writing (if you want)
  • Connection with other writers on a similar journey
  • Compassionate space and accountability to write

Wednesdays, August 7, 14, 21, and 28
2-4 pm
Wordcrafters studio
436 Charnelton St., Ste 100
Eugene, OR 97401

Participant: $149 – if you have limited access to funds
Sustainer: $199 – the actual cost of this class
Patron: $249 – if you have more access to wealth/resources and can support others who need to pay less

We trust you to discern your financial situation and your level of need or ability to give to others with less access to wealth. Learn more about our Pay From Your Heart Pricing.

Did you know that we have student and family memberships? Members save 10% on this class and every class. To find out more Click here.


Email us at bewriting@wordcrafters.org

Masks are optional. Please stay home if you’re unwell with any upper respiratory illness.

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