Writing as Healing

Regular $87.50
Member $78.75
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Open to All Levels
Online—Live Meeting
Number of Sessions
Day of the Week
Single Session
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Come home to yourself, your writing practice, and your community of writers by sharing in this simple, rejuvenating writing-centered online retreat! We’ll spend our day together writing and sharing in rounds inspired by outrageous prompting, from the gritty to the ecstatic, from the murky unknowns to the unspeakable story you’ve been lugging around for way too long.

Open to writers of all genres, non-writers, and anyone and everyone wishing to offer and receive the gifts of raw writing in a safe, supportive, confidential environment, this writing cleanse supports your personal and writerly intentions on and off the page by enlivening your process and outcome, awakening your inherent creativity, and letting go the stories you no longer need carry. We’ll take a screen break for lunch from 12–1 p.m.; you'll have some writing prompts to work on as you eat.

Instructions for Accessing This Online Class

In order to access live class meetings, you must have the Zoom application downloaded to your computer. You will also need a WiFi/Internet connection throughout the duration of your scheduled meeting and a computer with audio and video capability. The information to join your Zoom classroom will be provided in your confirmation email upon registration. Please check spam folders if you do not see this email upon registration. For more information on how to use Zoom, please see our training manual here.

Some classes use a supplemental Google Classroom page. Should your teaching artist use Google Classroom, you will be invited to join the classroom via email at least 24 hours in advance of your class (check spam folders if you are not seeing this invitation). Please note that Google Classroom requires a Gmail address to access the Classroom. If you do not have a Gmail account, the email invitation will be sent to the email address we have on file and will prompt you to create a free account or enter an existing account to join the classroom. If we are unable to send an email invitation to your non-gmail account, you will be contacted by a staff member to provide a Gmail address. If you do not have a Gmail account, you can create a free account here. Should you have concerns about this, please contact a Loft staff member at or 612-379-8999. For more information on how to use Google Classroom, please see our training manual here.