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How to Remember the Love: Somatic Workshop on Grief and Healing

  • Shout House 210 SE Madison, Ste 11 Portland, OR 97214 USA (map)

How to Remember the Love: A Somatic Workshop on Grief and Healing
Facilitated by Claudia F. Savage & Grief Rites Foundation

Everyone experiences deep loss in their lives, but how do we get from the shock of loss to a place of healing and remembrance? In this 3-hour somatic workshop we will focus on methods of reconnecting to that person we have lost while honoring their memory through explorations in poetry and essay. Even if you had a tumultuous relationship with the person you lost, even if the loss was sudden, or, their illness was so many years it became the fabric of your life, you can write your way to understanding. Our explorations will include meditation, sound, taste, smell, and collaboration and will include inspiration from Patti Smith, Maram al-Masri, Ocean Vuong, Natalie Handel, Wanda Coleman, and Alice Coltrane. No writing experience necessary. 

Registration: $40
*Space is limited, pre-registration is required
*Scholarship: please email us to inquire about scholarship
*Donations toward our scholarship fund are always appreciated, donations can be made at the time of registration.
*venue is accessible and inclusive

Claudia F. Savage, M.A., is originally from New York, but has lived and taught in North Carolina, Colorado, and Oregon. She is the author of three poetry collections, including Bruising Continents that has been called, "a love story that reveals eros properly seen is a force as monumental as continental drift." Her poetry, essays, and interviews have been published in numerous journals such as BOMB, The Denver Quarterly, Columbia, Nimrod, Water-Stone Review, and Drunken Boat/Anomaly (where she writes the series, "Witness the Hour: Arab American Poets Across the Diaspora"). She is a member of the performance duo Thick in the Throat, Honey and co-runs a parent-artist podcast of the same name. She's been awarded honors at Ucross, Jentel, The Atlantic Center for the Arts, RACC, Mineral School, University of Oregon and taught through Literary Arts and privately throughout the country.

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