WRITER'S LEAGUE OF TEXAS-Writing about Mental Health

 

 

Thursday, February 21 at 7PM


WRITERS' LEAGUE OF TEXAS 
PRESENTS

Writing about Mental Health

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ABOUT WRITING ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH

Writing and mental health have long been associated in the popular imagination, with images of eccentric geniuses, alcoholics, and poets in the attic. Mental health is also often portrayed in literature, especially in memoirs and essays, not to mention numerous self-help books. But are those popular associations and depictions accurate? When it comes to writing about addiction, depression, anxiety, attention, and happiness (and everything in between), how can writers avoid stereotypes and get to the truth of the matter?


ABOUT LAURA CREEDLE

Laura Creedle is the author of the YA novel The Love Letters of Abelard & Lily and the forthcoming novel Poolboy.


ABOUT SAUNDRA GOLDMAN

Saundra Goldman is a writer, art historian, and ethnographer, searching for patterns in artist’s lives and creative work. She is a curator of art and ideas, a mentor, and a teacher. Through her website and blog, her courses, and one-on-one mentoring, Saundra helps women connect the dots of their creative lives and step up with work that speaks to their deepest calling. And she follows up with simple steps and strategies to manifest that work and build a life that supports it.


ABOUT JESSICA LAMB-SHAPIRO

Jessica Lamb-Shapiro is the author of the memoir Promise Land: My Journey Through America's Self-Help Culture. She was born in Washington D.C. and is a graduate of Brown and Columbia and has written fiction and non-fiction for McSweeney'sThe BelieverOpen CityIndex Magazine, and other publications. She has been a fellow at the MacDowell Colony and New York Foundation for the Arts.

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