Man Booker Discussion – MAC Birmingham 17th May 2018

Join the Writers Reading group @HearthCentre to discuss the book they are shadowing for the Man Booker Prize 2018 #MBI2018 – Vernon Subutex 1 at the Hexagon ‘@mac_birmingham on May 17 at 7.00 pm. Translator @Terribleman and writer @DespentesActu -all 5 stars so far! Read the Guardian article here

Vernon Subutex One by Virginie Despentes

Here’s our book – Vernon Subutex One by Virginie Despentes…Thrilling, magnificently audacious, the story of now… bit like the Writers Reading Group!#MBI2018For details on Reading For Wellbeing, please follow the LINK

Hearth goes to Melbourne – Introduction to Reading and Creative Writing for Wellbeing

This free public lecture is of interest to anyone who enjoys reading and works with, or alongside, individuals and groups to promote their wellbeing in formal and informal contexts. This includes carers and people who have struggled with mental ill health themselves; health and social care professionals; occupational therapists, social workers and psychologists. Monday 18…

Heath goes to Melbourne – Introduction to Reading and Creative Writing for Wellbeing

A two day course conducted over four half day sessions. The course is aimed at people who want to use reading and creative writing as an intervention to promote wellbeing and develop professional empathy. Day One provides a background and introduction to the Reading for Wellbeing/Creative Writing method which is being widely used with individuals…

Do you have a prisoners of war story?

Do you have a prisoner of war memory like the one published here? or has one been shared with you by a friend or relative? If so we would love to hear it and publish it on our website. To send us your P.O.W. memory just send us a message via our contact page. Please…

Turning the Page

I will turn the page and go now and go to a place not here, where dragons live and battles rage and peace comes dropping slow… Edited by Mandy Ross and Polly Wright, reading for Well-Being is proud to present Turning the Page, a collection of new poetry written by  mental health service users, shown alongside…

October 12th 2013: Seagulls in Sparkhill Short Story launch

Polly’s latest short story Seagulls in Sparkhill is to be published in the new Tindal St Fiction Group’s anthology which is to be launched at the new Library of Birmingham on October 12th 2013. For more information on the launch click here