I am thrilled to announce a new website geared toward supporting survivors as we write through our stories. I firmly believe in writing as a tool for healing.
Gathering Oaks, started by writer Kirsten Ott, is a volunteer run “online sanctuary dedicated to writing through trauma.” You can submit your stories with your byline or anonymously on the site. The goal is to find empowerment by owning your stories. If you have been toying with the idea of putting your life on the page, consider Gathering Oaks as a place to let that healing take root. As an editor, I will be happy to receive your work. You can submit here.
Further, retreats and workshops are under construction. Please keep an eye on this up-and-coming site. I hope to see you there!