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Writing for Wellbeing Workshop - with Leonie Martin

Sat, 2 November 2019, 10:30 – 12:30 at Chesterfield Library
A Writing for Wellbeing taster workshop facilitated by Derbyshire author Leonie Martin. No previous creative writing experience necessary.

About this Event
Try Writing for Wellbeing at our taster workshop at Chesterfield Library. Using a series of fun and engaging prompts based on the five senses, you’ll be encouraged to unlock your imagination and put pen to paper. Working within a safe and respectful space, therapeutic writing can open the door to new voices, ideas and points of view that widen and deepen our own perspective, as well as offering a sense of achievement. No previous knowledge or experience of creative writing is needed; writers of all levels of experience are welcome. You should be aged 18 years and above. All writing materials will be provided.

Leonie Martin is a freelance writer, workshop facilitator and author of fiction and non-fiction works, including several books and articles for local and national health and lifestyle magazines. She has had short stories and poetry published in anthologies. Drawing on experience as a writer on the Arts Council England funded ‘Writing Ambitions- Derbyshire Residencies Scheme’ in 2017 Leonie has since delivered bespoke writing workshops for several community groups including a local mental health charity and an addiction recovery centre. She is also a trained, volunteer Reader Leader for national charity The Reader and facilitates shared reading sessions with residents in care homes and sheltered housing schemes. Leonie is currently researching and writing a novel based on the life of a fourteenth century Dutch girl believed to be the first documented case of multiple sclerosis, and which explores themes of identity, invisible illness and its enduring stigma.

Tickets are £10 - for booking information please visit: www.eventbrite.co.uk

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