POSTPONED: WestportWRITES: Pain as Metaphor: Writing on Disability and Illness
Sun, March 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Note to Patrons: With the news from Governor Lamont related to the Coronavirus and meetings or gatherings, the Westport Library has decided to postpone or cancel its in-person programming for the month of March. We are currently in conversation with several of the speakers scheduled for this month to see if it is possible to provide some programs via live streaming on our website. Please check the website regularly for updates on rescheduling of in-person events or for dates and times of livestreamed events.
This workshop delves into the generative and restorative power of metaphor, with Sonya Huber as used in her book, Pain Woman Takes Your Keys and Other Essays From a Nervous System, to portray and explore the experience of chronic pain. Documenting pain with inventive language has the power to break isolation and introduce space into the pain experience itself.
Sonya Huber is the author of five books, including the award-winning essay collection on chronic pain, Pain Woman Takes Your Keys and Other Essays from a Nervous System. Her other books include Opa Nobody and Cover Me: A Health Insurance Memoir. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Brevity, Creative Nonfiction, and other outlets. She teaches at Fairfield University and in the Fairfield low-residency MFA program. Find her at www.sonyahuber.com and on Twitter at @sonyahuber.