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Dying Matters Week | Graham Hartill – How I would like to be remembered – Creative writing workshop
May 16, 2018 @ 10:45 am - 1:00 pmFree
Creative writing for therapeutic practices workshop for carers only in NEWCIS offices
Each of us have a store of memories of our times spent with those close to us. In this workshop we will write tributes to our loved ones and those we look after, drawing from particular memories of our own relationship with them: moments that glow with pleasure, pride and insight.
The session will involve sharing stories in pairs and writing a brief passage. How can we best capture the ‘glow’ of those important experiences? How can we honour not only others’ lives but our relationship with them? And how can we use this process to create further work, either as facilitators or perhaps towards a ‘scrapbook’ of our own to hand on to others?
No previous writing experience necessary.
Graham Hartill has lived mostly in Wales for the last forty years. Poet and workshop facilitator, he teaches on the MSc in Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes for The Metanoia Institute and was Lifelines facilitator for the Ledbury Poetry Festival for eight years, working with elderly people. He was a co-founder of Lapidus International (the words for wellbeing association), has worked in the fields of mental health and disability and runs popular courses in the field at Ty Newydd, the Writers’ Centre for Wales. Graham is writer-in-residence at HMP & YOI Parc, Bridgend.
For more information on NEWCIS read their current Newsletter NEWCIS Newsletter Summer 2018
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This project was supported by Age Cymru’s Gwanwyn festival, Wales’ national festival celebrating creativity in older age.