Writing for Wellbeing for the Community

A 'block' of four monthly, themed  workshops open to all those who would like to explore expressing themselves creatively and reflectively through writing. (Please note these sessions are currently only available to those 18 years of age and over).


Across the four sessions, we will use different types of 'prompts' for your writing, to explore  a range of creative writing techniques, poetic techniques, stories, journalling and other creative non-fiction such as memoir.

Group size may vary from of 3-6 participants,depending on the number of registrations per workshop.

No specialist or prior experience of creative writing needed, just an openness and willingness to give writing a go!

Cost : £15 per workshop

£10 for students/unwaged

UPDATE 16.2.21: A kind donation has been received to fund ONE £10 unwaged /student place, at the Writing for Wellbeing for the Community workshops. 'First come first served basis' -please contact me ,outlining your  eligibility, the workshop and time slot you would like to attend.

New Growth

NEW BEGINNINGS:NATURE AS INSPIRATION

It's Spring,new beginnings in Nature,and we hope, for us too.


In this workshop,you will have an opportunity to explore what new beginnings means to you. 


Using prompts including poetry, fiction and nature writing, as well as materials from the natural world that you are invited to bring to the session if you wish,we will explore the power of Nature to inspire us creatively and enhance our wellbeing.


Online via Zoom platform:

Wednesday 5th May 2021

19:00-20.30 PM (GMT)





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EKPHRASTIC WRITING:ART AS INSPIRATION

Using art as a stimulus to writing has been long used in poetry and fiction,and can be a fun way to get the imagination stimulated.

In this session,we will use a combination of images from online sources,as well as any other objects of art which you may have at home,to inspire today's writing.

Online via Zoom platform:

Wednesday 2nd June 2021

19:00-20.30 PM (GMT)

 

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CONNECTING AS A COMMUNITY

Using a mix of reflective, creative,expressive writing and poetry therapy techniques,we will explore through writing prompts and discussion, what community means to us.

No prior experience of creative writing needed just an openness and willingness to give it a go!

Online via Zoom platform:

Wednesday 7th July 2021 

19:00-20:30PM GMT

Colorful Hot Air Balloons

THE FUTURE:ONWARDS AND UPWARDS!

What are your hopes for the future? Your own future and that of society and the world?

In this final session in this block of four themed workshops,we will explore different ways writing can help us both beginnings and endings of situations and relationships,including with aspects of ourselves,as well as with others.

Online via Zoom platform:

Wednesday 4th August 2021​

19:30-20:30PM