About Dig Deep - Affect Change with Stories May 2023

Trying to convince people there is a climate crisis with common sense and science doesn’t work. People listen through their emotions, not through their reason. In this six-week class, you will learn a simple technique to write an emotional story from your authentic self. You will learn about the three voices of writing, and how to create an image/moment and list its 7 basic elements. You will also learn how to construct a story by stringing together bookended image/moments. The focus will be on constructing compelling stories from news or scientific articles that involve climate change and environmental justice issues. At the end of the class, we will have a public reading of our work. Whether you want to explain the science of climate change or the Jewish concept of repairing the world, learn to write from your deep, authentic voice. You’ll wind up writing your story which then becomes everyone’s story and creates a community to affect change. 

Six-week class

Dates: Tuesdays, May 16 - June 27, 2023

no class June 20

Time: 7:00 - 8:30 PM (Eastern time)

The instructor, Dr. Thea Iberall, is the author of the ecofeminist novel The Swallow and the Nightingale. She was inducted into the International Educators Hall of Fame in 2015 for her creative teaching methods. Her poetry book The Sanctuary of Artemis traces the roots of patriarchal domination. Her musical We Did It For You! Women’s Journey Through History tells the story of how women got their rights in America. Thea has taught writing since 2005, focusing on teaching Jack Grapes' Method Writing techniques. She has a Master’s Degree in Professional Writing from USC and a PhD. in Computational Neuroscience from UMass.