SUMMER STORIES
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SUMMER STORIES

Hello,  Welcome summer, welcome all! I am delighted to share my Creative Writes summer stories with you, about our Creative Writing Workshops. One of the highlights was the first Creative Writes Words & Wine Creative Writing Workshop last week at a new location in Muswell Hill, North London, N10. The atmosphere was relaxed and the...

Unfinished Stories
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Unfinished Stories

This month, I’ve been thinking about the power of unfinished stories… The stories we write, the stories we think, the stories we speak, the stories we hear, the stories we read and the stories we wish to believe. These are all treasures for writers, aren’t they? We can weave all of these stories into our...

THE MAIN THING IN LIFE IS TO…
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THE MAIN THING IN LIFE IS TO…

  “The main thing in life is to swim …”  A Care Home Participant, during a recent poetry reading workshop. Hello,    I was inspired by the above quote from a resident at a care home during one of my poetry reading workshops – Read Aloud, for C&C Housing Trust. That particular session was not...

WHAT’S IN A WEEK?
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WHAT’S IN A WEEK?

Hello, how has your week been? I’ve had a really busy week. Much of the time has been spent working or in work related activities. This doesn’t mean it has felt like a chore. In contrast – it has been stimulating, engaging and fun. I’ve met and been re-united with some wonderful people. Here are...

IT’S MY THING – WHAT’S YOURS?
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IT’S MY THING – WHAT’S YOURS?

My Front Door – ACE Funded C&C Event September 2016   Happy 1st October!  In addition to the regular workshops I facilitate in Muswell Hill, N10, which form the foundation of Creative Writes and is where it all began – I also freelance for a range of organisations, delivering creative writing and poetry reading workshops. In a...

THE NEWNESS OF IT ALL
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THE NEWNESS OF IT ALL

  Hello!   There has been a lot of new stuff to get my head around recently. We celebrated my mum’s landmark Birthday as she entered a new decade; my nephew started school for the first time; I am approaching a whole year in what still feels like a fairly new flat – after all...

DISCOVERY
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DISCOVERY

 I’ve just returned from Lake Como in Northern Italy, which is one of the most beautiful places I have travelled to. Some views of the mountains and lakes are simply ‘picture perfect.’ In addition to the breathtaking views on full display, there are also quiet, hidden treasures waiting to be discovered. You stumble across a...

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WHY DOES IT MATTER?

Please do not disturb! Writing in response to photos from the C&C Archive During one of my recent workshops, I asked the group – who I have been working with since January, why the weekly writing workshops matter to them? I asked them this because they were talking about how they really didn’t like it...

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WHAT HAVE YOU DISCOVERED?

The view of Chester Town Centre from the Roman City Walls Hello, This month has been all about research and new discoveries…from a weekend exploring Chester and attending the Lapidus National Conference (Lapidus is the Writing for Wellbeing Organisation that Creative Writes is a Professional Member of: http://www.lapidus.org.uk/), a visit to the V&A Archives with my...

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A STORY SHARED

The Creative Writes video tells our story  Hello & welcome! The whirlwind of activity has continued to spin around the Creative Writes core! We had a wonderful set of five creative writing workshops at our headquarters in Muswell Hill, N10. The group formed a bond and we covered a range of material, while I guided the group through a...

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