Writing Away the Stigma—Project Background
The original iteration of “Writing Away the Stigma,” supported by the Staunton Farm Foundation, took place in 2013. The cornerstone of the program was a free five-week intensive workshop in creative nonfiction—fifteen hours of instruction, in all—led by CNF’s founding editor and director, Lee Gutkind. Read more about the workshop here.
In the months following the workshop, the participating writers continued polishing their stories and gave a group reading to an audience of more than one hundred. Finally, ten of the fellows’ stories were published as Writing Away the Stigma.