RAVEN CHRONICLES presents “Writing the Alzheimer’s
Experience: A Workshop for Caregivers and Friends of People with
Alzheimer’s Disease” taught by Esther Altshul
Write to develop a greater understanding of what caregivers experience.
Whether your loved one is at home or in a facility – three thousand miles away
or next door – writing will help you counter isolation and erase the stigma
associated with Alzheimer’s Disease. Prior writing experience isn’t necessary,
and we’ll write in any form – memoir, poem, essay, fragments, lists, whatever
you discover. We’ll use writing triggers from Beyond Forgetting: Poetry and
Prose about Alzheimer’s Disease, edited by Holly J. Hughes (Kent State
University Press, 2009).
Raven Chronicles’ Office, Jack Straw Foundation/Warren Building 909 N.E.
43rd St., Suite No. 205
Writer, poet and founder of Seattle's long-running It's About Time Writer's Reading Series. My books are Dear Alzheimer's: A Caregiver's Diary & Poems ( Cave Moon, 2013); Listening to Mozart: Poems of Alzheimer's (Cave Moon, 2014) and The Homeless One; A Poem in Many Voices (Kota, 2000). I have a Ph.D. in history from the University of Washington and have essays on Seattle's psychoanalytic history at HistoryLink.org and elsewhere. Further information at www.estherhelfgott.com