Writing With Gratitude
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Writing With Gratitude

I have altered the theme of this post several times over the past few days. It didn’t feel right – until I wrote alongside my student this morning. We worked on free flow exercises such as; ‘I’m thinking of’ and ‘I want.’  As always, the free flows helped me to focus and to learn about...

So, what happens in a creative writing course?
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So, what happens in a creative writing course?

I am often asked what exactly goes on in a creative writing course. There are Creative Writing Courses going on all around London but I like to think that the Creative Writes Workshops are a little different… Nestled in a quiet, inspiring corner of Muswell Hill, small groups of writers have been gathering for Creative...

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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A SUMMER MEDLEY

A Whitstable stone from the weekend Could this be it, could summer finally have arrived? I thought I would celebrate the sunshine and share my Summer Medley with you… It’s been a busy time and for obvious reasons – rather strange. I won’t go into politics here but I have felt that the world has tipped...

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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...