Class Hand-outs and Links

“Writing about trauma is more than simply documenting experience — it’s about illuminating life on earth. It’s about transforming tragedy into art, and hoping that somehow that piece of art may help someone else who’s gone through something unbearable and who doesn’t yet see that there truly is a light at the end of the dark tunnel.” –Tracy Strauss

I lost everything to Katrina, Blake Bailey, Slate

Trauma and the Benefits of Writing About It, Art Markman, Psychology Today

7 Tips for Writing about Trauma, Kelly Klink, Writer’s Digest

Joan Didion excerpts from The Year of Magical Thinking:

(Documenting objectively) After her husband’s death, page 2

(Searching for meaning) Looking for their first house on the internet , page 2