AU Writing Center to host free writing workshop for public

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Augusta University’s Writing Center is hosting a writing workshop that is open to the public.

The interactive workshop is being held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, virtually via WebEx.

Writing Center consultants Sabrina Nacci, Melinda McKew, Rachel Visintainer Culling and Rachel Beal designed the workshop to be interactive. Participants will learn about mindfulness and how it connects to writing, and they will get to try out several simple mindful writing activities they can use later in their daily life.

“Mindfulness practices have become very popular in recent years as a way for people to release stress and promote healthy living,” said Dr. Candis Bond, director of the Writing Center. “This workshop focuses on applying common practices in mindfulness to writing, which is also a great outlet for helping people reflect and process emotions in healthy ways.”

To register for the workshop, email the Writing Center.

“We opened this event to the public because we know this year has been a stressful one for everyone, not just college students and faculty,” Bond said. “We wanted to give back to the broader community and offer resources for making it through trying times in healthy ways. The Writing Center’s staff enjoys writing in a variety of contexts, including those that aren’t academic — they write creatively and incorporate mindful writing into their lives already, and it gives them joy.”

Learn more about the Writing Center.

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