Instructor: Ashley Mack-Jackson
Date: Saturday, October 3
Time: 9:30-11:00AM Eastern
Cost: FREE - Sponsored by the Indianapolis Marion County Public Library
When Covid-19 hit this spring, nobody's life was untouched by it. We pared our lives down to the necessities and sheltered in the best way we could. Sometimes we were surprised by what we didn't need, sometimes by what we missed (and how much we missed it.) We celebrated birthdays and graduations with drive-by parties; Zoom cocktail hours kept us in touch. We mourned our losses without the comfort of loved ones surrounding us.
Whether the personal consequences of the virus were tragic or just deeply disorienting, we've all had moments of fear, anxiety, anger, grief, and frustration, as well as moments of happiness, insight, and even joy. What memories best tell the story of your unique experience? What memories might ease the burden of someone else's suffering by letting them know they are not alone? What memories might be helpful to future historians attempting to understand this period of time or to novelists who want to bring it alive?
"Writing My Way through the Pandemic" is a free Zoom class offered to those who'd like write about their experiences since life changed because of the virus and share your thoughts about the future. Prompts will be offered to help you think about what you want to write and focus your thoughts.
This year, the Indiana Writers Center, Dance Kaleidoscope, Jewish Community Center, Jewish Community Resource Center and Indianapolis Public Library are partnering to present, "What Was and Will Be," a Spirit and Place program recognizing that each of us felt the weight of this moment from a unique perspective and to build unity through our shared history.
We'd love to include stories written in this class or on your own in an online anthology that reflects the diversity of experiences in our community.
For more information on this project and submissions deadlines, click here.
Register online or download and print a registration form.
Click here to see the Faculty Bio for Ashley Mack-Jackson
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