Join Javacia Harris Bowser, writer and breast cancer survivor, for an afternoon of writing in community with others impacted by cancer.
Join award-winning essayist and journalist Javacia Harris Bowser for a personal narrative writing workshop meant to help you unearth and share your stories and write your way back to yourself in the face of adversity. Using prompts from her book Find Your Way Back: How to Write Your Way Through Anything, Javacia will guide participants through a series of writing exercises and offer tips on how to establish a writing practice, as well as how to use your story to empower yourself and others. This workshop is designed for individuals affected by breast cancer but is open to all.
About Javacia: Javacia Harris Bowser is the founder of See Jane Write, a website and community for women who write and blog. She’s the author of the essay collection Find Your Way Back: How to Write Your Way through Anything, which explores how she has used writing to cope with breast cancer and everything else life has thrown her way. Javacia was included in Southern Living magazine’s list of Innovators Changing the South, alongside household names like Dolly Parton and Reese Witherspoon and is a recipient of the 2022 Alabama State Council on the Arts Fellowship. With a focus on women’s lifestyle, wealth, and wellness, Javacia has written for a number of local, regional and national media outlets including USA Today, Business Insider, Good Housekeeping, HerMoney.com, Good Grit magazine, and The Birmingham Times. In 2020, her column for Birmingham Magazine was awarded Best Magazine Column by the Alabama Press Association. When she’s not writing, Javacia enjoys spending time with her husband Edward, eating tacos, and listening to Beyonce.
About the materials: Forge will provide all materials and light refreshments for the event.
If you are able to donate any amount to contribute to Forge’s continued efforts to support our local breast cancer community, we greatly appreciate it. Donations can be made on the Forge website: https://forgeon.org/donate
About Forge’s programs:
At Forge, the core of our mission is to offer support, knowledge, strength, and direction for Alabamians impacted by breast cancer. In an effort to continue to safeguard the health of our community and team, Forge is offering virtual learning opportunities that can be accessed from the comfort of your own home, and for any in-person programs we may schedule, we will practice CDC-recommended safety measures to keep our community healthy.
As always, if you have any questions, need resources, or a listening ear, please feel free to communicate with us via the Forge Facebook page, by emailing [email protected], or by calling us at 1-800-811-8925. By registering to attend programs with Forge, you agree to receive further correspondence from us, such as program emails and event reminders.