I’ve facilitated creative workshops in healthcare situations from a hospice to a hospital, from counsellors to GPs and, in the general community, from the children to the elderly. I’ve developed my Write by the Sea idea, begun when I lived in Aldeburgh, Suffolk and now to be continued in my new abode by the sea. These workshops, a series or a day retreat, are intended to boost confidence in ability and inspire people to develop their writing skills. For those who write more seriously or aim to be published I understand how isolation or rejection can stifle us, when it becomes difficult to judge our own work and reassurance is important. I hope from this current series of workshops, a new local writing group can develop of mutual support.
Comments from my workshops:
Presentation excellent. The atmosphere that was created was very supportive.
Presented in a very relaxed way- consideration to each person’s need was accounted for.
Motivating and stimulating.
It was really rewarding to be part of such a dynamic group, and to share in the wealth of talent and interesting writing that was produced.
A wonderful opportunity to be creative, expressive.
I would love to have the workshops again. I feel there is a need for this course to give people more confidence and help to understand words and their beauty.