Writing workshop helps caregivers to share their stories

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“Balancing Acts” is a local writing workshop that aims to help caregivers express themselves through writing, and in doing so join others who are sharing their stories of caring for loved ones. Here with more on “Balancing Acts” is a workshop creator Amy Silverman and one of the workshop’s participants, Amanda Kehrberg.

Amy Silverman is a journalist based in Phoenix, Arizona. Her daughter has Down Syndrome, according to her website. She is the executive producer for The Show, an original production of KJZZ. Amy is leading a virtual six-week writing workshop for caregivers called Balancing Act. Caregivers share a unique thread– the challenge of caring for a loved one, be it a child, a sick relative etc.

How it works

This workshop helps them deal with those feelings. Caregivers join in learning from one another and building community through writing and workshopping true stories in this six-week, virtual course opens to writers of all experience levels. It is made for someone caring for a spouse or child. At the end of the workshop, people who participate will share their writings in a public reading at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) on October 30, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. and is presented by Scottsdale Arts.

Amy Silverman, author and journalist; Amanda Kehrberg, former participant of workshop

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