Class on ‘Writing Through Grief’ to be held

A program about how writing can help people understand and work with their grief is being offered at the CNY Arts Center in Fulton.

Writing instructor Jim Farfaglia will share a variety of writing activities that offer a different way to interpret grief and new approaches to accepting it.

“People deal with grief in many ways,” Farfaglia said. “For some, writing can be a powerful tool to begin understanding and accepting our grief. This class should not be seen as a form of therapy or counseling, but as a comfortable and safe setting to begin looking at how writing our thoughts and concerns can help in the healing process and  how it can give us a new perspective on our challenging times.”

The class will offer participants examples of how others have written about their grief, and will include writing prompts for both in-class and outside of class. No previous writing experience is necessary.

It will be offered as a four-week class and will run the following Fridays: March 1, 8, 15 and 22 from 1 to 3 p.m. Participants need to be 18 years of age or older.

There is a fee for the class. Those seeking more information or to register may call the CNY office at 592-3373. The CNY Arts Center is located at 357 State St., Fulton.

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