Booker Prize

Booker PrizeBreaking News! The Writers’ Reading Group has been selected to shadow the Booker Prize again for the third time!! We shadowed the International Booker and the Booker in 2018- and absolutely loved reading Vernon Subutex by Virginie Despentes and The Long Take by Robin Robertson- and now we can’t wait to rise to the…

Writers’ Reading group lives….Virtually!

We are glad to announce that our writers’ reading group is going on in a virtual form! We continue to share literary role models in order to learn and improve our craft of writing, but now we’re meeting through Zoom every other Wednesday. This term’s books have included Albert Camus’ The Plague and Anne Frank’s…

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…

Save the Date: Poem in Your Pocket 21st October 2015

SAVE THE DATE: Wednesday October 21st 2015 we are holding an evening Reading for Well Being’s Poem in Your Pocket and launch of Turning the Page at the Bedlam Festival at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre