A program about how writing can help people understand and work with their grief is being offered at the CNY Arts Center in Fulton.
Writing instructor Jim Farfaglia will share a variety of writing activities that offer a different way to interpret grief and new approaches to accepting it.
“People deal with grief in many ways,” Farfaglia said. “For some, writing can be a powerful tool to begin understanding and accepting our grief. This class should not be seen as a form of therapy or counseling, but as a comfortable and safe setting to begin looking at how writing our thoughts and concerns can help in the healing process and how it can give us a new perspective on our challenging times.”
The class will offer participants examples of how others have written about their grief, and will include writing prompts for both in-class and outside of class. No previous writing experience is necessary. Writing Through Our Grief will be offered as a four-week class and will run the following Fridays: March 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd from 1:00 – 3:00pm. Participants need to be 18 years of age or older.
There is a fee for the class. For fee information and other questions about the class, or to register, please call the CNY offices at 315-592-3373 or visit their website at http://www.cnyartscenter.com. The CNY Arts Center is located at 357 State Street in Fulton.