Writing With, In, and Through Child Loss, 75080 Frank Sinatra Drive, Thursday, 20. June 2019

Writing With, In, and Through Child Loss
June 20-23, 2019
Palm Desert, California
Led by: Emily Rapp Black, NYT bestselling author

Thursday, June 20th: 7 pm-9 pm
Includes tea, wine and light snacks
Friday, June 21st: 1030 am-530 pm:
Lunch included
Saturday, June 22nd: 1030 am-530 pm:
Lunch included
Sunday, June 23rd: 10:00-3:00:
Brunch included
WHERE: UCR Palm Desert Campus
75080 Frank Sinatra Drive, Palm Desert, CA
DETAILS: In this workshop, we will operate from the guiding artistic and writerly principle that narrative helps frame (and tame, to some degree) the chaos of experience, no matter how wrenching or tumultuous. Losing a child is a very unique and singular type of grief, one that creates trauma on various levels: psychological, relational, social, and cultural, to name a few. It is a shaping loss that never leaves us, but is instead one we must work with and alongside for the rest of our lives. In this intimate intensive, we will focus on honing the skills of craft that enable us to describe what many refer to as “unimaginable” loss. We will use and hone imaginative and analytical tools to build narratives that are meaningful to the writer, and also serve the reader. This is a craft focused class; what I mean by that is that we are not writing for therapeutic purposes, but to make art that moves and serves the reader. This can, and often is, an uncomfortable process. We will have guided exercises, workshop, and readings that I will provide. Please be prepared to read carefully, write intentionally, and turn your mind and focus to the task of building a powerful, resonant house for your story, brick by brick.
COST: $950/person
REFUNDS: Should you need to cancel, you can do so up to April 1, 2019, and you will be refunded all but $50. After April 1, 2019, you will only receive a refund if we are able to fill your spot.
WORKSHOP IS LIMITED TO 12 PEOPLE. Please email emilyrappblack@ detailed information and to register. You can also go to my website,  register there. Once I receive your registration, you will be billed via QuickBooks, which is simple and easy to use.
HOTELS: June is off-season in Palm Springs, because it’s VERY HOT. It’s a dry heat, and I actually enjoy it, but it will be over 100 many if not all of the days in June. Hotels from May-October are much cheaper. Below are some links to my favorite hotels in the area, with off-season prices and a brief description of amenities. From hipster to humble, Palm Springs offers a wide variety of options.
The Parker is the swankiest of swanky hotels. Beautiful, but do be beware that a breakfast burrito might set you back about 20 bucks. Whoa.

Omni Rancho Las Palmas is a full-service resort, salon and spa in Rancho Mirage. I’ve had every single spa treatment offered there, and the spa has a wet and dry sauna, a private pool, and a Jacuzzi.  This is the closest hotel to the UCR Campus.

ARRIVE is the newest hotel in Palm Springs proper. Highlights include a beautiful restaurant and a yummy ice cream bar.

The Ace Hotel and Swim Club is hipster, simple, and fun. It’s a bit of a scene around the pool, but if you’re into that and chilled cans of wine in your room, you’ll love it.

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