is the author of the memoir cookbook, Kitchen Inheritance, and has published poetry and personal essays in various literary journals. He has led writing workshops in the Bay Area since 1999, and writing retreats in Hawaii, Mexico, Italy, and France. He currently resides in San Francisco, where he teaches at USF.
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Writing helps us make sense out of suffering.
"I've learned over the years that writing
towards grief allows me to have a different relationship with it, to hold it in front of me, to respect it in a new way."
Chris' sessions are facilitated in the Amherst Writers and Artists method (AWA), which focuses on spontaneous writing prompts, voluntary reading, and positive feedback.
Everyone is free to share his or her writing, or decline to read.
We'll explore our thoughts and stories generated by loss and surviving those we have loved, acknowledge the spectrum of experiences that come with grief and healing, and return home with new ways to can engage the healing process.