Reading & Writing For Wellbeing

Sat 13 Aug, 10am – 4pm | £27 (£22) | 18+ | All

Learn how to use reading and writing to improve yourself and others wellbeing by developing creative writing skills modelled on favourite and respected writers.

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Who is this course for?


This course is suitable for adults aged 18+ years. It is open to improvers who have previously attended the ‘Reading For Well Being’ course at mac or elsewhere. This course is Ideal for people who enjoy reading and would like to model their writing skills on the craft of published writers and those who would like to learn how to use the ‘Reading and Writing’ method with individuals and groups in work contexts.

The course is accessible for people with disabilities and a support worker or carer may assist. Carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending a course to provide support. The room is wheelchair accessible. Please contact us to discuss your specific needs.

What will you learn on this course?

This course will introduce you to the ‘Writing begets Writing’ method developed by the Hearth Centre which promotes well being through the development of writing skills by modelling on favourite and respected writers.

On this one-day training course you will learn how to analyse a piece of writing to pick out the elements which contribute to its effectiveness. Using group work techniques the group will generate responses to stories and poems. You will be encouraged to express your responses to the literature by producing your own piece of creative writing. This will develop your creative writing skills e.g. learning how to write a poem by modelling on a successful example.
The tutor will give you support to develop your confidence and abilities in sharing this method with other individuals and groups.
On completion of this course you will leave with a selection of pieces of writing for further development and a method to enable you to do this and share this with others.

Extra Information

Do you need to bring anything?

Please bring something to write with, we will provide paper.

Are there any additional costs?

There are no additional costs.

Who teaches this course?

Polly Wright

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