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Strategies for Writing About Trauma and Coping with the Fallout

  • 28 Mar 2022
  • 6:30 PM
  • Zoom
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Lilly will focus on practical craft approaches to writing about trauma, including alternative forms, slanted metaphors, and utilizing different points of view. These strategies are geared towards staying vulnerable and authentic to your experience, but also creating distance when needed. As well, she will touch on strategies to maintain good mental health practices during and after the exploring, the writing, and the publishing of personal trauma. While these lessons are directly applicable to memoir and narrative essay writing, Lilly will demonstrate how they are useful when writing fiction as well.

Lilly Roan biography

Lilly Roan is a writer of fiction and creative nonfiction (CNF) in a variety of genres, including literary, horror, fantasy, memoir, and narrative essays. Her work is written in various lengths from novels to flash. Her prose has appeared in numerous publications with others pending, including Little Patuxent Review, JMWW, Flashglass, Entropy Magazine, and Evening Street Review. The incoming CNF editor for The Honeyguide Review, she is pursuing a dual MFA in Fiction and CNF from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. Learn more about her at and follow her on Instagram at @theroanwriter.

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