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Online: This Is Your Brain on Fear: Trauma and Storytelling with J.T. Bushnell

September 13, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Online: This Is Your Brain on Fear: Trauma and Storytelling with J.T. Bushnell

Fiction writer and essayist J.T. Bushnell uses memory, storytelling and neuroscience to investigate how we record traumatic events. During these experiences, our survival often depends on us not thinking at all. So how do we form memories? And then, how do we successfully, and accurately write about them? Investigate the intersections of truth, trauma and narrative with J. T. Bushnell as he explores these questions at the Willamette Writers Eugene and Southern chapter meeting on Sept. 13, from 7-8:30 PM.

From Poets & Writers Magazine “Bushnell’s examination of how the brain processes trauma, as well as his application of this knowledge in describing a traumatic scene, came as a godsend.” Gillian Culff Kamuela, Hawai‘i

Click the registration link below, enter your name and email address, and you will receive the meeting link immediately. You will also be able to add the meeting to your calendar.

Register in advance for the September 13th and Eugene/Southern Oregon Chapter meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcscuCgpjsqE9ApcC5b1V6fZERFkZ96at6E

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Willamette Writers chapter meetings are free for members to attend, and we ask for a $5 donation from guests: https://willamettewriters.org/donations/.


J.T. Bushnell grew up with three brothers in Sisters, Oregon, and San Luis Obispo, California. He earned an MFA at University of Oregon and teaches at Oregon State University. J.T. lives in Eugene with his wife and two daughters. His essays on writing and craft have appeared in Poets & Writers magazine and elsewhere. His short fiction has been published in Passages North, Iron Horse, Mississippi Review, and many other journals. The Step Back, a literary coming-of-age tale, is his debut novel and was published in May.


September 13, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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