[ONLINE] Writing through Cancer: Book-of-the-Month Club – Sponsored by Cancer Lifeline

Date(s) - May 25, 2021 - August 24, 2021
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

[ONLINE] Dorothy O'Brien Center Zoom
6522 Fremont Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98103

For the Spring/Summer season of Writing through Cancer: Book-of-the-Month Club, we will be exploring illness narratives written in the creative nonfiction form as thematic memoirs, as well as autobiographical fiction. Each month, we will explore writing through the lens of lived experience with a life-threatening diagnosis. See further details below.

May 25, Jul 27, Aug 24
No class June 22


Download link for computers and smartphones: https://zoom.us/download

Once downloaded, you will use this link to register:
Once registered, you will receive information on how to join the meeting.

For dial in:
We hope that you can join our Zoom meetings with video. If you are unable to, please email classes@cancerlifeline.org or call (206) 832-1277 M-F 9am-5pm and we’ll provide a dial-in number.


In addition to the book we will read and discuss, each month (one week before the meeting), you will receive an article on creative writing that will inspire working with different elements of the craft of creating writing along with a writing prompt.

At each monthly meeting of this book club, we will discuss the assigned book, examine one or two points of craft exemplified in the book, and engage with creative writing prompts and a modified version of workshopping that requires no prior writing experience.

If you sign up and would like to receive the book-of-the-month in print or digital form, please email pkrueger@cancerlifeline.org and provide your email (for digital kindle form of book) or physical address where you would like the book mailed before the 15th of each month when there is a meeting (no meeting in June).

Reading illness narratives that hit close to home can be both difficult and healing, depending on a number of factors, so please listen to your inner voice about what you are able to read. It is not necessary to read the entire book to participate in the meeting at the end of each month.

The books for this season are:

May: So Lucky by Nicola Griffith

July: Bone Knowing by Jennifer Allen

August: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

Pamela Krueger, MA, MFA, LMFTA


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