Unfortunately we have had to postpone our creative writing classes, but hope to have them resume again in August 2023. Please check the ‘Events’ section in the My Portal area for upcoming sessions.
Each month, we are hosting a Creative Writing workshop where you will have the opportunity to take part in a range of different writing activities that draw on a wide range of subjects for inspiration. Engaging in creative activities, such as writing, has been shown to distract us from stress and increase our sense of wellbeing. Plus developing new skills and playing with words is a fun way of exercising our brains, which is vital for those of us living with multiple sclerosis (MS). You’ll also have opportunities to connect with other people who are interested in writing and are affected by MS.
The workshops will be led by Georgi Gill, a poet, writer and researcher who has been living with MS for over 20 years. Georgi will share short texts, pictures or music to help spark our creativity. She will then guide us through some gentle ‘idea generation’ activities ahead of a dedicated time for writing. You can choose to experiment with writing in different forms (fiction, memoir, poetry, letter) but you will be encouraged to write in any form that feels right or comfortable for you. There will be time at the end of each session for people to chat about how that session has been for them. Each workshop will last 90 minutes. There will be a recording to purchase and view after the session has passed.
May – Music: sparking our imaginations with songs or symphonies – Monday 15 May at 11am
June – Coastlines: working with sounds and images from the coast.
July – The living world: drawing inspiration from animals.
August – Characters: inspiration from photos to create characters with a story to tell
September – Our own lives: exploring memoir.
October – Home: inspiration from images and our own surroundings
November – Weather: using soundscapes and images for inspiration
December – Light in the darkness: writing winter
Please note, topics may be subject to change
This session is free to join if you have a monthly or yearly subscription. You do not need a subscription to join, as you can register and provide a donation for the class. The suggested amount for the class is £5. If you are unable to make a donation, please contact us to see how you can access the online classes (firstname.lastname@example.org).
A recording will be made available after the class and can be viewed if you have purchased a ticket either before or after the class has taken place.
If you have purchased a ticket to join the class live, a blue button saying ‘Join class’ will appear at the bottom of the page 15 minutes before the class is due to start.
Shortly after the class has finished, the recording will be made available and a blue button will be visible at the bottom of the screen for everyone who purchases a ticket either in advance of the live class are after it has been held
If you would like to know more or you are having trouble registering, please contact us at email@example.com.