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Writing workshop about trauma with Library Fall Visiting Fellow Hala Alyan

13 October 2018 @ 14 h 00 min - 16 h 00 min

Following a series of successful workshops led by the Library’s Visiting Fellows and Writers-in-Residence, our fall Visiting Fellow Hala Alyan will be drawing on her work as a writer and clinical psychologist to conduct a generative session about writing about trauma. Alyan will assign pieces to be read advance, then participants will work on individual pieces and share feedback with her and the group. Participants will work on fruitfully channeling emotionally charged experiences into their writing.

The number of participants will be capped to keep the session intimate and informal.

The fee to participate is 25€ for Library members and 50€ for non-members. RSVP is required, please fill out the online registration form.

About the Author

Hala Alyan is the author of several poetry books and the novel Salt Houses. As the Library’s fall 2018 Visiting Fellow, she will be working on her novel in progress, The Arsonists’ City, about a family that unravels as its members come together to sell their ancestral home in Beirut. Alyan lives in New York, and is also a licensed psychologist.



13 October 2018
14 h 00 min - 16 h 00 min
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