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Memoir workshop teaches self-forgiveness, compassion

‘Shame-slayer’ Gina Senarighi, writer Cooper Lee Bombardier lead class June 13 at Sou’wester Lodge

Published on June 5, 2018 12:01AM

Last changed on June 6, 2018 3:58PM

Gina Senarighi, left, and Cooper Lee Bombardier

Courtesy Sou’wester Lodge

Gina Senarighi, left, and Cooper Lee Bombardier

SEAVIEW, Wash. — The Sou’wester Lodge hosts a writing workshop, “Writing Through the Cracks: Self-Forgiveness and Compassion in Memoir Writing,” with Gina Senarighi and Cooper Lee Bombardier, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 13. The cost is $50.

Writing about pivotal events in our lives requires a reckoning with our past. How do we interrogate ourselves to get at the truth of our stories when the details do not always shine a glamorous light on us?

“Writing Through the Cracks” will give you tools to get vulnerable in your writing, scrutinize the past from a place of compassion, and help you discover the story beneath your stories.

Join Senarighi — an educator, coach, consultant and professional shame-slayer — and Bombardier, a nonfiction writer and educator, for an engaging, accessible, intensive writing workshop. Writers of all levels are welcome.

Bring a couple of pens and a notebook or paper to write on; a legal pad with a cardboard back is ideal. If people like to write on laptops, great, but we cannot guarantee access to outlets for everyone in the workshop space.

Bring a sack lunch or snacks. Hot tea and coffee will be provided. There will be a half-hour lunch break and an optional beach walk afterward.

This workshop is for students 14 and older; 20 students max.

RSVP at souwesterfrontdesk@gmail.com or 360-642-2542. The Lodge is located at 3728 J Place, Seaview, Wash.

This class is part of the Summer 2018 Workshop Series. All classes are open to the public and all skill levels are welcome. Visit souwesterlodge.com/calendar to see the full schedule of artist-led workshops.


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