We adoptees have had our very identities erased since the moment we were surrendered. We have grown up expected to be someone we are not , and as adults we are now reclaiming our identities for ourselves by searching for belonging, by healing the trauma that’s referred to as the primal wound. It's so deep that we don’t remember it but so real we could never forget it. Now more than ever, this touches everything we do and feel and are, but sometimes we don't even know how to put it into words.   The goal of this class is to begin to let out what has been stuck inside. Don't worry if you're not a writer. Don't worry about getting it right. Just come. In this intensive course, you will spend the day with other adoptees, reading memoir excerpts and essays by adoptees, doing writing exercises, silent writing, and short craft talks working toward shaping your own essay or short story, leaving with a full draft by the end of the day. Payment options: pay in full via Venmo to @Aimee-Christian or right through this website, pay $100 via Venmo to reserve your spot by Aug 1, and we'll work out a payment plan that works for you.  Located in IN PERSON in Greater Boston, exact location TBD.