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Social Work CEU: Creative Writing ONLINE Master Class

July 20, 2021

More details and registration available at http://www.signmeup.com/7Q2VTG7.

Zoom link will be send to all registrants before the course occurs.

The University of Iowa is known nationally as "The Writing University," and our institution boasts a rich tradition of great writing and an early and enduring commitment to the creative arts. Iowa’s tradition of writing has been guided by the principle that, though writing is a solitary practice, it’s one significantly enriched by interaction with other writers. There has also been a growing focus in recent years on how writing and language are critical in so many other professions and pursuits beyond the purely literary. It's fitting, then, that we continue to offer an annual opportunity for social workers and other helping professionals to gather in a workshop space for an intensive experience to work on their writing craft and learn how it can be leveraged, both in practice and in reflective self-care. While this year's "workshop space" will be virtual because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we anticipate an equally rich and connective experience for participants in these unprecedented times.

About the Workshop
Master Class will build upon the principles and instruction from the four-day Creative Writing for Social Work seminar. This workshop will illuminate and explore various techniques for discovering and amplifying the spirit and purpose of each participant’s writing, with emphasis on how creative expression can facilitate personal transformation. The focus will be on exploration, experimentation and discovery of each person’s unique writing voice. In a supportive, stimulating atmosphere, participants will have an opportunity to build upon their creative writing skills with additional instruction, writing prompts and facilitated discussion of participant work. Prerequisite: Completion of the four-day Creative Writing for Social Work workshop.