Outer and Inner Worlds: Creative Writing and Wellbeing workshop
Led by poet and writer Claire Williamson
Drawing on the history, building and gardens of beautiful St George’s Bristol, this gentle day of writing will begin with stories of the hall to connect participants with their own outer and inner worlds. Moving through the new and established spaces, we will look for points of individual meaning and metaphor in materials, man-made and natural environments, and open up reflective spaces for writing creatively.
In a nurturing environment, guidance and discussion of creative possibilities for poetry and short fiction will be offered, alongside opportunities to explore and support writing as it develops. Particular attention will be given to moving between spaces, roles, times and experiences.
Claire Williamson is a prize-winning poet and writer who has had four poetry collections published, most recently Visiting the Minotaur (Seren, 2018). She is particularly interested in the creative process and how writing transforms the writer and the reader. In connection with St George’s, Claire wrote the words for The Hall on the Hill community opera (2017/18).
Claire is Programme Leader for Metanoia Institute’s MSc in Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes.
The workshop price of £48 includes lunch