Sun, May 08|
Taboo, Interrupted: Writing Mental Illness
In this Spring Writes panel, IC writing faculty share approaches to writing about mental illness that are accurate, non-exploitative, and compelling
Time & Location
May 08, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
About this event
More than half of all Americans will be diagnosed with a mental illness at some point in their lives, and their experiences form an important part of the human story. Yet writing about one’s own illness or that of others presents significant creative and ethical challenges.
In this panel, Ithaca College writing faculty members Eleanor Henderson, Joan Marcus, Jaime Warburton (moderator), and Katie Marks will share approaches to writing about mental illness in memoir, fiction, and nonfiction that are non-exploitative, accurate, and compelling.
This panel is a part of the Community Arts Partnership's 2022 Spring Writes Literary Festival. It is also a part of Story House Ithaca's series Breaking Our Silence: Storytelling for Mental Health.