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Writing to Wholeness: workshops to transform lives and communities


Are you interested in facilitating a writing workshop with survivors of trauma

The Writing to Wholeness toolkit can help. The toolkit offers instruction and ideas for what to write and read in a workshop, as well as insight into the nuance of the facilitator role.
It was developed by experienced creative writing instructors Elena Anderson Eggert and Wendy Brown-Baez and combines years of research, study, workshop facilitation, and feedback from participants. The result is a guide that is both practical and foundational.

We provide guidance on how to focus workshops on healing expression and community change. In workshops, participants use writing to reflect on experiences that shape their lives, to share with other survivors, and to reimagine pain as a spark for social change.













If you want to explore the connection between writing and healing with your community,

then this toolkit is for you. 

now available as a free pdf on the website or you can order a print copy


If you have been curious about the work of Writing to Wholeness and would like to learn more about how to be trauma-informed when leading writing workshops, or would like to know more about how to add writing workshops to your career path, check out our workshop at this event:

Writers in Action on March 16 / 10:00 AM --4:00 PM
UROC University of Minnesota Urban Reasearch and Outreach Center
located at 2001 Plymouth Ave N Mpls
Writing to Wholeness
will present a workshop for those who want to learn how to facilitate writing workshops with trauma-informed skills and to learn self-care at 10:00-noon

This event brings together in one place experts in literary arts who do something more than, or other than, publish their writing. At Writers in Action: The Event! the public is invited to participate in a range of offerings including arts and writing workshops, performances, demonstrations, discussions, healing exercises, and more, that showcase the work of writers in their many different roles. Information about writers groups and supporting services will be available to attendees.


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