Spreading the word about writing: Why? and How? with Claire Pearce

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Spreading the word about writing:  Why? and How? with Claire Pearce

Time: October 16, 2020 from 1:15pm to 3:30pm
Location: via Zoom, everywhere
Event Type: amed, writers', group, workshop
Organized By: Bob MacKenzie
Latest Activity: Oct 15, 2020

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Claire writes about this free event: Self-discovery, self-soothing, self-expression – writing has so much to offer. It’s not just for writing poetry or novels. A lot of people don’t write because they feel they’re not ‘Writers’ with a capital ‘W’. There’s so much written (and spoken) about the value of writing (e.g. from Julia Cameron’s ‘morning pages’ to daily journaling, which seems to be more popular than ever). In our disconnected world, connecting with ourselves, as well as with others, has never been so important, and writing is a great way to make that happen.

Our process:  Through a process of free writing prompts that I call ‘Write-Enjoy-Repeat’, my aim is to encourage people who would not necessarily regard themselves as ‘Writers’ to write - whether just for fun, or to journal, or to write something more ‘finished’. With their permission, I feature a selection of these writings on Instagram. In this AWG session, I’d like to share these writing prompts, which we can then discuss in pairs.  This can be a prelude to engaging in some free writing about why we love writing, about what it gives us, and why we feel that others should try it. If we wish, we can then share our writings with each other and the group.

We can also discuss how to encourage others to get back to writing, or to give writing a try, and generally what we can do to promote writing.

We’ll have a refreshment break halfway through.

About Claire:  I'm starting out as a freelance facilitator. I am a trained coach and am actively coaching private individuals. I have scattered facilitation experience across industries and public work. I currently run workshops on writing for self-reflection and have done this for the last 2 years or so.  W:  http://cpsdayoff.com; E:  cpsdayoff@gmail.com.  Podcast: https://anchor.fm/writeenjoyrepeat.

How to book your place:  Please let us know by Wednesday 14 October (earlier if possible) whether or not you’d like to join us.  You can do so in the RSVP space on the right-hand side of this page, or via e-mail.  We’ll then send you a little more information, and the Zoom link.  This invitation is open to everyone, whether or not you’re a full AMED Member, so please feel free to spread the word.

Please feel free to get in touch beforehand if there’s anything you’d like to discuss before making your decision.

Very best wishes.  Bob E: bob@amed.org.uk, M: 07855-458-691

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