Trauma abounds in literature, but the challenge of illuminating individual, collective or transgenerational movements of trauma raises questions: is writing trauma dangerous? Does it matter? Are there strategies that best reveal the workings and effects of trauma? This interactive workshop features close readings of selected texts, writing exercises and draft workshopping. Meera Atkinson, author of Traumata and The Poetics of Transgenerational Trauma, invites those writing or looking to write trauma in any genre to explore this terrain.
Meera Atkinson (Australian)
Meera Atkinson is a Sydney-based literary writer, academic, and sessional creative writing teacher at the University of Sydney. Traumata, (creative nonfiction) is forthcoming from UQP in April 2018, and her monograph, The Poetics of Transgenerational Trauma, was published by Bloomsbury Academic in 2017. Visit: www.meeraatkinson.com.