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Writing, conversation and trust: a day of exploration by the seaside, with Alison Donaldson and Rob Warwick. RSVP by 6 May at Brighton Friends Meeting House

May 20, 2016 from 10:30am to 4:30pm
The AMED annual writers' workshop by the seaYour invitation: Come to AMED’s annual visit to the seaside.  Enjoy creative conversations. Reflect. Savour some quiet personal writing time. Meet old and new writing friends. Experiment, practice, make discoveries. Celebrate each other’s talents.  Have some fun during…See More
May 2, 2016
ALISON CLAYBURN commented on Bob MacKenzie's event 'Complexity in consulting and writing about the Belfast Peace Walls, with Vicky Cosstick'
"Really sorry I cannot join you, I know it will be fascinating!"
Apr 10, 2016
ALISON CLAYBURN is attending Bob MacKenzie's event
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Highlights of our Writing Year/Private Passions, with Bob MacKenzie and friends. Open Session. RSVP by 14 December at Roots and Shoots

December 18, 2015 from 1:15pm to 4:30pm
(Image: Janus, ancient god of gates, doors and beginnings. Source: http://www.novareinna.com/festive/janus.html). Your invitationPlease join us for the AMED Writers' Group’s end-of-year review and celebrations, followed by an optional (but highly…See More
Dec 8, 2015
ALISON CLAYBURN is attending Bob MacKenzie's event
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Writing for Connection, with Shelagh Doonan and Anna Fairtlough at Roots and Shoots

October 23, 2015 from 1:15pm to 4:30pm
PLEASE NOTE THE LAST-MINUTE CHANGE OF VENUEYour invitationPlease join us for another typically stimulating and interactive AMED Writers’ Group event.  Everyone is welcome, whether or not they’re an AMED Member.  So please feel free to spread the word.…See More
Aug 5, 2015
ALISON CLAYBURN is attending Bob MacKenzie's event
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Enhancing spiritual intelligence through writing, with Sol Davidson at Roots and Shoots

September 18, 2015 from 1:15pm to 4:30pm
What do we know about spiritual intelligence in leadership?Intrigued?  If so, you might wish to glance at Sarah Alexander's (2014) book 'Spiritual Intelligence in Leadership'.  Sol has also just published a…See More
Aug 5, 2015
ALISON CLAYBURN is attending Bob MacKenzie's event
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Writing and Resilience, with Siobhan Soraghan. RSVP by 5 February at Roots and Shoots

February 20, 2015 from 1:15pm to 4:30pm
What is the relationship between writing and resilience?We open our 2015 AMED Writers’ Group season with a typically interactive session in which Siobhan will facilitate an exploration of the connection between writing and resilience.  Depending on how our interactions develop, she will draw upon a range of philosophies and ‘tools’.  So we may well encounter aspects of CBT-style thinking, dialogue, mindfulness, mindmapping, shamanism, NLP, creative narrative as therapy, journaling, poetry –…See More
Feb 3, 2015
ALISON CLAYBURN is attending Bob MacKenzie's event
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The AMED Writers' Group annual fest: ‘Private Passions: Highlights of Our Writing Year’, Open Session. at Roots and Shoots

December 12, 2014 from 1:15pm to 4:30pm
Stop Press, Friday 12 December, 08.52 am:  Weather abating, so going ahead!Please join us for the AMED Writers' Group’s end-of-year celebrations, followed by an optional (but highly recommended!) visit to our local pub (The Ship).Our celebrations include sharing our writing highlights of 2014, and bringing along some favourite writing (your own or someone else's) to share in small groups in a 'Private Passions' session.  We'll also be…See More
Dec 11, 2014
ALISON CLAYBURN commented on Bob MacKenzie's event 'Writing through metamorphosis to aid our understanding of change, with Alison Clayburn'
"I'm looking forward  to this workshop - will bring coloured pens and paper for you to enjoy - but the main emphasis is on writing in character!"
Sep 27, 2014
ALISON CLAYBURN is attending Bob MacKenzie's event
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Writing through metamorphosis to aid our understanding of change, with Alison Clayburn at Roots and Shoots

October 17, 2014 from 1:15pm to 4:30pm
(The original source of the Monarch butterfly image is the Bear Springs Blossom website here)At short notice, we've had to postpone this event. …See More
Sep 27, 2014
Bob MacKenzie might attend ALISON CLAYBURN's event
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Writing for Self Discovery workshops-monthly set of three at Canada Water Library London SE16

September 13, 2014 at 1pm to November 8, 2014 at 1pm
You are invited to join one, two or three monthly Saturday afternoon workshops in WRITING FOR SELF DISCOVERY at Canada Water library (right by the station of the same name). See SHAPES%20poster.doc for a description.I am a longtime creative writing tutor with an MA in creative writing for personal development, poetry and…See More
Sep 5, 2014
ALISON CLAYBURN posted an event
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Writing for Self Discovery workshops at Canadaater Library London SE16

September 13, 2014 at 1pm to November 8, 2014 at 1pm
You are invited to join one, two or three monthly Saturday afternoon workshops in WRITING FOR SELF DISCOVERY at Canada Water library (right by the station of the same name). See SHAPES%20poster.doc for a description.I am a longtime creative writing tutor with an MA in creative writing for personal development, poetry and…See More
Sep 4, 2014
ALISON CLAYBURN commented on Bob MacKenzie's event 'Imagine - Creativity and Innovation at Work, with Ron East and Lin Grist'
"Am looking forward to this and also offering a continuation of the Imagination theme for the London October AMED session. As a tutor in Writing for Self Discovery I have found the METAMORPHOSIS theme has endless possibilities and  can run a…"
Aug 1, 2014
ALISON CLAYBURN is attending Bob MacKenzie's event
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Imagine - Creativity and Innovation at Work, with Ron East and Lin Grist at Roots and Shoots

August 15, 2014 from 1:15pm to 4:30pm
Imagine …..How can we tap creativity inherent in ourselves and others?  Drawing on our creative imagination, in which writing can play an important role, enables us better to facilitate our personal and professional projects, and our collaborations with client organisations. Employing the latest scientific analysis of the imagination as brain function, this highly participatory workshop is facilitated by two of our favourite Canadian visitors.  It offers you a foundation for engaging with your…See More
Aug 1, 2014
ALISON CLAYBURN commented on Bob MacKenzie's event 'AWG: 'Walking and writing', with Alison Piasecka'
"Looking forward to it! Must think of an alternative name though, to avoid confusion!"
May 5, 2014
ALISON CLAYBURN is attending Bob MacKenzie's event
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AWG: 'Walking and writing', with Alison Piasecka at Roots and Shoots

June 20, 2014 from 1:15pm to 4:30pm
Alison writes 'Walking and Writing' in London is a prelude to the themes we will be exploring subsequently at OST 2014 from my home in Tostat, in the foothills of the French Pyrenees. So, for this AMED Writers’ Group session, I thought it would be good to highlight some of the themes that particularly intrigue me, and open…See More
May 5, 2014
ALISON CLAYBURN commented on Bob MacKenzie's event 'AWG: 'Using the Intensive Journal', with John Sweet'
"The Intensive Journal was an early influence for me in developing my practice in Creative Writing for Personal Development. I am looking forward to this!"
Jan 16, 2014

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Would you be willing to offer a pro- bono session for other AMED members and networkers?
YES
Where do you live and work (City)?
LONDON
What are your top professional skills?
Creative Writing Tutor with a particular interest in writing for personal development - plus academic and other practical writing support.
What kinds of management education and development services are you involved in?
I run my own classes and workshops (poetry/short fiction/Writing for Self Discovery) and see writers one to one
What is your main interest in the AMED network?
education, networking, collegiate discussion/debate, personal development
Please share your favourite management development insight or quote.
Workers need inspiration! This is what the connections (inner and outer) provided by writing can give them...
What kind of person are you?
Evening
More about you (Short Bio or any other details you’d like people to know)
I am a former community worker and have been a creative writing tutor for twenty five years. I have also tutored first level social science for the Open University and helped to develop its academic writing support programme. I have an MA in Creative Writing (writing for personal development, poetry, short fiction) and have undertaken training in Psychosynthesis. I now focus on developing creative writing(courses/workshops/one to one) in my neighbourhood of Rotherhithe SE16 - see Creative Writing in Rotherhithe on Facebook. I am particularly interested in the crossover between personal development and the production of exciting writing. My writing and tutoring practice is influenced by Buddhism.
What I’d like from the AMED network is…
The chance to share practice with like minded people- an opportunity to talk about my work and interests and hear about others'
What do you do for your own development?
I go to my own poetry group - for feedback and writing prompts, attend Art Class (Painting and the Imagination) and take photos - none of people, some on Facebook!
Your Business Website
http://https://www.facebook.com/CreativeWritingInRotherhithe

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At 8:18 on May 1, 2013, Bob MacKenzie said…

Hi, Alison

Welcome to the AMED Network.

I hope to see you again soon - perhaps at the next Writers' Group session?

Kind regards.  Bob

 
 
 

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