The Story of
Sea Glass Writing
Details about the Course
Sea Glass Writing is a 26-day course, open to all bereaved parents, but with a specific focus on pregnancy and infant loss (PAIL). Participants will receive a writing prompt in the early morning, Monday through Friday, and will have the option to share their response to that prompt in a private Facebook group. Participants will also receive an optional weekend activity.
The group will utilize a unique type of workshopping technique, focused on responding to the emotions evoked by a piece instead of critiquing style or technique. This will allow parents to more fully explore their thoughts and experiences without worry for the mechanics of writing. In my opinion, it’s always better to draft from the heart and edit later.
Because participants will receive prompts nearly daily, it may be difficult to keep up with the pace, but no one is required to answer every prompt every day. Participants can share their responses on the same day they are written, or up to one month after the conclusion of the course.
Dates and Cost
A beta version of the Sea Glass Writing course ran from 5-30 October 2020. Participants in this course tested out the prompts, providing feedback to help me finalize the structure and content.
The first official course will launch in February 2022, for a nominal fee. Interested in participating? Contact me.