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The Ones We Lost: Writing About Grief and Loss with Matt Ferraz

Date(s): TBD
Craft Class
Genre and Form(s): Autobiography, Creative Nonfiction, Memoir
Cost: $39 Regular, $25 Student

About the Class

Losing a dear one is always a traumatic experience, and not everyone is ready to relive it. However, writing about loss can be an integral part of the healing process. This course was developed by author Matt Ferraz with the help of a qualified mortician and aims to present how to use literature to deal with grief and loss.

Meet Your Instructor

Photograph of Matt Ferraz

Matt Ferraz is a Brazilian writer with a master's in biography at the University of Buckingham. His work has been published in English, Portuguese and Italian.

About the Piper Writers Studio

The Piper Writers Studio is committed to supporting writers in every stage of their development by providing challenging, diverse, and accessible educational opportunities. All classes are not-for-credit, and are intended for an open to the public. You do not need to be an ASU student to attend. Writers of all backgrounds, genres, and experience levels are welcome. Discounts for students, senior citizens, individuals experiencing economic challenges, and other groups are available for every class. To learn more about the Piper Writer Studio, visit our website at