Workshop 1

The objective of this first workshop was to give tools to future creative writing trainers to help victims of gender violence overcome their traumatic experiences through writing. In order to achieve this, participants were asked to experience for themselves the sometimes arduous but, in the end, comforting, process of knowing themselves a little better. Thus, the different sessions were organized around the discovery of ones’ selves, starting with very simple approximations to our subjectivities to, little by little, build up a textual space where traumas can be faced up to, softened and articulated. Literary texts were used to smooth the path towards writing by offering participants an area of self-exploration and the opportunity to engage themselves in fruitful discussions.