Writing and Wellbeing

Average user rating 5 out of 5 stars

Writing and Wellbeing – Nancy Stevenson - Write Retreat UK – September -October 2021.

Purpose:

These 8 workshops provide supportive space and opportunities to explore and engage in the pleasure of writing. I introduce creative approaches that can be used to enhance your regular writing practices either in an academic setting or as part of your professional role. There will be opportunities to enable you to develop your skills in creative writing (fiction and non-fiction), create a short story, write a memoir, start journaling or write a poem. Each weekly 90-minute session is structured around a theme and aims to develop confidence and creativity through free flow writing exercises, scenarios, props and journeys.

Your contribution:

You will be asked to practice your writing skills, be invited to share your work and ideas within the group, to listen and give supportive feedback. It is a busy time and you do not need to sign up for all 8 sessions - you are welcome to drop into 1 or 2 sessions during the course. If you have not signed up for previous sessions I would recommend that you attend the introduction.

Week 1 - Introduction and warm-ups - Free flow writing exercise - Finding inspiration - Learning from positive feedback

Week 2 - Exploring our senses

Week 3 - People watching

Week 4 - Developing a character - We will use a range of prompts to start to develop characters

Week 5 - Memories - real and imagined

Week 6 - Collections and ephemera

Week 7 - Journeys

Week 8 - Exploring places

About Nancy:

"I run writing retreats and workshops and I have extensive experience of providing writing advice and support. Most of my published work is in academic journals and my professional work also includes writing lecture content and business writing. I use creative writing techniques and journaling as a way of enabling me to think through ideas and problems, as well as developing creative content. I hope you can join me for these workshops which are designed to be accessible, friendly, informal, playful and enjoyable. No prior creative writing experience required."

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Sessions

  1. 12:30 - 14:00

  2. 12:30 - 14:00

  3. 12:30 - 14:00

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  5. 12:30 - 14:00

  6. 12:30 - 14:00

Previous Sessions

  1. Thu, 09 Sep 2021

    12:30 - 14:00

    5 of 8 places booked
  2. Thu, 16 Sep 2021

    12:30 - 14:00

    6 of 8 places booked
  • 5 out of 5 stars
    Nick Horgan - Fri, 17 Sep 2021 12:46
  • 5 out of 5 stars

    very worthwhile, as ever

    Nick Horgan - Thu, 09 Sep 2021 16:43