Writing is a way to make sense of our thoughts, and at times, even trauma. How does one write about trauma in a way that is helpful to both the writer and the reader? Let’s discuss best practices with writers on the fourth episode of PAN, Processing Trauma Through Writing, on September 26, 2020 at 3PM.

For this episode, we will be joined by Anna Felicia Sanchez, Ramon Guillermo, and Charlson Ong.

Anna Felicia Sanchez is the author of the fiction collections How to Pacify a Distraught Infant and the forthcoming Pics or It Didn’t Happen, both with UP Press. She writes fiction and nonfiction, and teaches literature and creative writing under the Department of English and Comparative Literature in UP Diliman.

Charlson Ong had published 4 collections of short fiction and 3 novels including: Of that other Country we now Speak, and Banyaga: A Song of War. He has also co-written, produced and directed the movie Tanabata’s Wife.

Ramon Guillermo is practicing translator and novelist as well as a Professor at the Center for International Studies (CIS) at the University of the Philippines Diliman.

This discussion is more relevant than ever as we continue to go through collective trauma. We are trying to survive the pandemic, but our healing will continue well beyond this crisis. Vaccines will protect our bodies, words will heal our souls.

See you on Saturday at 3PM for another informative episode of PAN!