The next WRITE OFF sessions start Tuesday June 7th at Beatroots Cafe, Lower Park Row, 17.00 – 18.30, for six weeks.
The young people who attend the group rephave been really enjoying the mix of reading and writing for wellbeing and fun.
We try out new activities, experiments and styles – working with words in the very broadest way! We’ve done everything from experimental sound poems to third-person stories about our morning routines, to ‘story hot house’ verbal storytelling, and ‘subvertising’.
I plan sessions based on what the group members would like to do (or try, or re-try). And for anyone anxious about reading together in this kind of group: we don’t schoolsplain (a word I’ve picked up through it) and you never have to read anything aloud you don’t want to.
All are welcome, from aged 16 – 25. If you can email ahead, I’ll make sure there is enough cake – but no problem if you can’t.
Look forward to seeing you there!
A quick note to say that my young people’s writing group Write Off is carrying on, on Tuesdays 17.00 – 18.30 at Beatroot Cafe on Lower Park Row.
The group is for anyone aged 16-25 who feels their writing, wellbeing and creativity would benefit from taking part. It’s a small and friendly group, in a cosy setting (with great tea and cakes).
We’ve been exploring a wide range of approaches to writing and reading; different ways to stimulate our creativity, reflection and play.
If you or someone you know would like to join – then see you there! My Off The Record email is on the poster above, so get in touch with any queries…
I like the idea of a ‘Portfolio Career’: something dainty, portable and dynamic…
At the moment, though, I’m coining the term ‘Trunk Career’…
Diversifying doesn’t cover it – and there are no trunk-bearers but me – but it’s all good stuff.
I’ve just started two new writing groups, one with Off The Record Bristol and one for Keystones Mental Health Support. Looking forward to seeing these develop.
Also, I’ve commenced a series of coaching sessions through Creative Industries Finance to develop my creative writing facilitation with different client groups into a full-time business. So far, it seems it’s going to be immensely useful.
And finally, I’ve been appointed freelance Membership Secretary for Lapidus: The Writing for Wellbeing Organisation – which is a great opportunity to support the organisation’s work and meet like-minded writing practitioners.
I’m also tutoring, and other projects and endeavours are brewing, but I’ll save them for a later post!