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Wed, Jul 31


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Write it Out with Shade Tree Therapy: Creative Expression and Identity

Transformative explorations of self-expression & mental well-being through empowering sessions led by Shade Tree Therapy. Each gathering is designed to provide a nurturing space for writers of all levels.

Write it Out with Shade Tree Therapy: Creative Expression and Identity
Write it Out with Shade Tree Therapy: Creative Expression and Identity

Time & Location

Jul 31, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

The Bottom, 2340 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917, USA

About the Event

In this workshop, Phil Tucker of Shade Tree Therapy will discuss the importance of representation in writing and how we can incorporate our identity into our work. The workshop will conclude with a writing activity to bring everyone together. Space is limited, so sign up now. All are welcome to join!

Mindful Greeting

We will begin each session with a grounding mindfulness exercise to set our intentions and create an imagination-friendly atmosphere.

Monthly Topic

We will engage with a wide range of themes, from personal narratives to cultural expressions, providing direction for creative exploration. This session is centers Creative Expression and Identity.

Writing Support

Participants will be given time to work on a project of their choosing. Expect a judgment-free environment where participants feel comfortable sharing their work and discussing challenges. Upon request, participants will receive support as needed to deal with creative blocks such as imposter syndrome, anxiety, and other challenges that hinder creativity. Writers will be equipped with tools to overcome obstacles, promoting resilience and confidence in their creative endeavors.

About the Workshop Leader

Phillip Tucker, a Knoxville native, is a compassionate therapist and community leader deeply rooted in his East Knoxville upbringing. Graduating cum laude with dual bachelor's degrees in Psychology and English Literature from the University of Tennessee, he pursued a Master's in Professional Counseling/Marriage and Family Therapy from Johnson University. As a board member of Drums Up Guns Down, he contributes to reducing community gun violence through African drumming. Phillip is also involved with the Alliance of Integrated Awareness, promoting equitable mental healthcare access. As captain of Black Men Run Knoxville, he inspires physical fitness within the community through walking and running culture to support the physical and mental health of Black men.


  • Pay What You Can

    This event is free but we encourage you to donate to our organization. Suggested donation: $5-$10

    +Service fee



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