Writing as healing

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center is home to Writing as Healing, a free, inclusive, volunteer-led writing community for patients, caregivers, healthcare professionals, and anyone touched by cancer or other illness. For questions, please contact HS-WritingAsHealing@ucdavis.edu. Register here to stay connected with meeting reminders, updates.


Weekly group writing sessions provide a safe environment for self-expression and healing. Classes meet every Wednesday from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. and are held virtually via Zoom.

Expressive writing:

  • Reduces stress
  • Decreases symptoms
  • Strengthens immune systems
  • Shortens recovery periods
  • Improves family relationships

Pre-registration is required. Must be 18 years or older to attend.

No experience in creative writing is required. The intention of the workshop is to create a sense of freedom and excitement about writing. We are all writers. Discover and share with us your way and your voice.