Sakinah Hofler, Ph.D.
Fiction Writer, Poet, Playwright, and Assistant Editor
The Cincinnati Review
Sakinah Hofler is a fiction writer, poet, and playwright. She has won the Manchester Fiction Prize, the Hurston/Wright Award for College Writers, the Sherwood Anderson Award for Fiction, and the Yemassee Poetry Prize. Her work has received support from the P.E.O. Scholar Award, the Taft Research Center, and the Albert C. Yates Fellowship, among others. A former chemical and product assurance engineer for the United States Department of Defense, Sakinah is currently a visiting assistant professor at Loyola University New Orleans where she teaches creative writing and literature with an emphasis on social change. She’s an advocate for infusing the arts into our daily lives.
Workshop Session 4
How Creative Writing Can Help You Get Through Life’s Hardest Moments
In this interactive workshop, we will explore how creative writing opens pathways to honesty, discovery, and self-care. Often, when we experience tough times and difficulties, we suppress complicated feelings. We bury our pain. This workshop uses creative writing to explore ways we can unearth buried truths and unburden ourselves from difficult times/experiences. This workshop relies on the premise that humans are natural storytellers—we engage in narrative in our daily lives. Through presentation and guided exercises we will discuss how creative writing becomes an act that allows us to explore secrets and control the narrative, and how, ultimately, that control leads to empowerment. This workshop will equip participants, regardless of background, with exploration tools that can be carried out the workshop and incorporated in our daily lives.
This workshop is approved for 1-hour Renewal Credit/CEU for: IC&RC/NJ-AP Certification Board | NAADAC