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Neurotica: Writing the Erotic for the Neurotic with Meadow Jones

May 8, 2023 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

$10 – $20

Or how to write about our bodies gleefully, even when we might experience them fearfully.

This workshop will invite writing around the sexual, sensual, intimate and playful. Designed for those of us who are just a little inhibited, as well as for those of who are less so, we will investigate a spectrum of the sexual from gender identity, explorations of love and intimacy, sexual trauma, and personal healing through writing and arts practices in the safety of an AWA facilitated course.

No prior experience in writing erotica required, just a willingness to be a bit curious


“This workshop was surprisingly not scary. I suppose Neurotica suggests pornographic, raw. But I found it tender and caring. It allowed for depth, heart and meaning. ” – Ellen

“The opportunity to write and share in public about topics that are often conventionally private is a very radical offer. Developing that practice has collateral effects, on potentially everything in writing we feel may be “too much” in the public world. Above all, these are our griefs, sufferings, and traumas that we further suffer from when we keep them  inside. Highly recommend this one. Meadow’s facilitation is expert.”

 –Snow Leopard

“In Neurotica, Meadow facilitates writing on topics that can be embarrassing, scary and dangerous with a grace, skill and humour that leave the writers in her group feeling able to say anything because we know we are safe. I want to write with Meadow again on topics I don’t have the nerve to look at on my own.” – Bridget


Dr. Meadow Jones received her PhD from the University of Illinois. Her dissertation “Archiving the Trauma Diaspora: Affective Artifacts in the Higher Education Arts Classroom” focused on the use of artistic and material practices in the redress of trauma. In combination with her experience as an AWA facilitator she has adapted her research and created trauma responsive curriculum and workshops. She is social practice artist, an award winning filmmaker and community organizer. Her work has been published in literary journals, peer reviewed scientific journals, poetry collections, books and chapbooks. She has facilitated arts and writing practices for diverse populations including undergraduates, artists, activists, teachers, teenagers, trauma survivors, prisoners, physicians and friends.

Meadow currently serves on the Board of AWA and is the Chair of the Power of Story committee.


May 8, 2023
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
$10 – $20
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Dr. Meadow Jones
(217) 369-1316
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