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VICC launches creative writing class focused on cancer journey

Sep. 8, 2017, 8:53 AM

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) is offering an expressive writing course for cancer patients and others who have been affected by the disease. This year’s “Express Yourself: Fall Creative Writing Series” is provided to anyone interested in learning about expressive writing, and participants will have the opportunity to create original writing in a safe, supportive environment.

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The writing series is free and open to anyone, regardless of where their cancer care is provided. No previous writing experience is necessary.

The workshops will be held each Tuesday, 6–8 p.m., from Sept. 12 through Oct. 17. Participants are encouraged to attend all of the sessions and dinner will be provided at no charge.

The workshops will be led by the 2017-2018 Curb Creative Writing Fellow at Vanderbilt University and will be held at The Curb Center for Art, Enterprise & Public Policy, 1801 Edgehill Ave.

The creative writing series is a collaboration of VICC, the Vanderbilt Oncology Expressive Arts Committee and the Curb Center.

For additional information and to register, contact Ali Schaffer at 615-322-9799 or email

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