Creative Writing Workshop: “The Most Astounding Fact: Writing for Recovery”

Inspired by the words of renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, Stacy Pershall’s writing workshop focuses on the interconnectedness of all beings as a guiding force for recovery. The author of Loud in the House of Myself: Memoir of a Strange Girl leads participants through writing prompts inspired by Tyson’s “most astounding fact” — that the atoms that comprise the human body also comprise the planets and stars. Writing allows us to feel like relevant participants in the world around us, and students leave the workshop with a greater understanding of interpersonal relationships as a crucial element of the recovery process. The session culminates with the creation of a memento for each participant to take as a reminder of this impactful session.