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Friday, April 5 • 11:45am - 1:00pm
2L: Writing About Trauma Without Losing It FULL
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Harrowing experiences are often central to nonfiction narratives, but notoriously difficult to write. It's easy to render the material too abstractly, weightily, or in way that doesn't quite capture what it is you want to say. Join this important discussion of how writers might handle traumatic material, and transform its elements into excellent writing. We'll examine excerpts from Roxane Gay's HUNGER, Kathryn Harrison's THE KISS, and more to identify the strategies they used. Bhagwati will describe her own lessons learned while writing her memoir, Unbecoming. Come with questions and ideas of your own.

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Anuradha Bhagwati

Anuradha Kristina Bhagwati, MPP, RYT-500, is a former Marine Captain and Company Commander, and Marine Corps Martial Arts Instructor Trainer. She is the founder of Service Women’s Action Network, a non-profit organization that sued the Pentagon to end the Combat Exclusion Policy... Read More →

Friday April 5, 2019 11:45am - 1:00pm EDT
Charles River Room - 4th Floor