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Kelsey Pinckney

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About Kelsey Pinckney

Kelsey Pinckney lives, works, and writes in Phoenix, Arizona. She served as the Assistant Director and Managing Editor of Four Chambers Press for five years. She is currently losing sleep but gaining knowledge and passion by pursuing her Master's of Social Work (MSW) at Arizona State University. 

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Get Lit: Writing Trauma
Kelsey Pinckney

Date: Thursday, January 2, 2020 - 7:00pm
Location: Valley Bar, Reading Room, 130 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Type & Genre: Salon; Creative Practice, Mixed Genre, Social Practice, Therapeutic Practice, Writing Practice, Writing Process
What are the politics, ethics, and aesthetics of writing trauma? How do these things change in writing about trauma experienced by others versus writing about our own trauma? What does trauma look like on the page--is there a definition of written trauma, or is it relative? Is there a use to writing and reading trauma? How do we present suffering with dignity and avoid exploitation? How can writing help us to heal?