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Social Work CEU: Creative Writing Master Class

Jul 21, 2020

All Day

North Hall, 332

20 Davenport Street, Iowa City, IA 52245

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Creative Writing for Social Workers

About the Workshop
Master Class will build upon the principles and instruction from the four-day Creative Writing for Social Work seminar. This workshop will illuminate and explore various techniques for discovering and amplifying the spirit and purpose of each participant’s writing, with emphasis on how creative expression can facilitate personal transformation. The focus will be on exploration, experimentation and discovery of each person’s unique writing voice. In a supportive, stimulating atmosphere, participants will have an opportunity to build upon their creative writing skills with additional instruction, writing prompts and facilitated discussion of participant work. Prerequisite: Completion of the four day Creative Writing for Social Work workshop.

Learning Objectives
--Gain a deeper understanding of the value and applicability of creative writing as a professional tool in social work. --Understand the principles of creative writing and develop advanced skills in its application. --Identify potential outlets for using creative writing in social work to achieve both diversity and social justice goals.

Cost & CEUs
Cost & CEUs -Tuition for the Master Class is $595. Tuition does not include housing, transportation, or meals, though snacks and beverages will be provided throughout the day. The deadline for registration and payment is July 8th. No refunds are available after that date. We reserve the right to cancel the seminar if there is insufficient enrollment. Enrollment is limited to 6 participants. Participants who complete the workshop are eligible for 12 contact hours of continuing education credit for social workers.

About the Presenter
Ellen Szabo, M.Ed. is the primary writing instructor for the course. She is the founder of Szabo Creative Consulting, promoting the use of creative writing for personal investigation, enrichment and social change. She earned her B.A. from Harvard College, with a concentration in English and American Literature, and her M.Ed. from Columbia University Teacher’s College, in Counseling Psychology. She writes and teaches with focus on how innovation and creativity can illuminate, inspire and advocate compassionate transformation.

For event information, contact Jen Knights at 319-335-3750 or email jen-knights@uiowa.edu

For information about lodging available in Iowa City, visit https://www.thinkiowacity.com/ or get in touch with us for personal recommendations. For those wanting to truly immerse in Iowa City's writing life, consider staying at the Iowa Writers House, which is just a few blocks away from North Hall, where our workshop takes place!

CLASS IS LIMITED TO 6 PARTICIPANTS. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Jen Knights in advance at jen-knights@uiowa.edu.

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