Creative Writing Workshop with CPs Day Off

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Writing can be fun, extremely useful for self-development, and a shared experience as well as a means of self-expression.

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Yet, many of us grow up seeing writing as something bound by rules and regulations, that's only associated with education or work.

The workshop will assist in staff and student academic writing as it will demonstrate writing as a tool for self-discovery, awareness and reflection. People are often taught what ‘rule-related writing’ and of course, it’s necessary. Claire likes to show people that writing can also be a fun, extremely useful for self-development, and a shared experience as well as a means of self-expression.

The creative writing workshop is designed for participants to discover the joy in writing to support students in their writing up assignments, and staff in developing confidence and inner reflection. The workshop will demonstrate writing as a tool for self-discovery, awareness and reflection. Overcoming challenges in academic writing by enabling free flow of writing and self-expression.

An experiential creative writing workshop to learn new, fun ways to get writing, to find enjoyment in writing, and to feel comfortable and good about what you write.

You’ll learn different techniques to get you started with writing, take part in fun, no-rule writing exercises and share the experience (and writing if you choose) with others. Sharing is a lovely way to connect and experience other people’s writing, demonstrating that everyone has different things to say, a different voice and style, and that this is OK.

Participants often report feeling more confident, connected and inspired after writing this way. They also feel that their writing improves by writing in this free way.

This workshop is a safe space to write freely and get some encouragement to keep going.

No experience, interest in writing or grammar is required, just a sense of openness and a desire to learn something new. There is no preparation required for this workshop.


  • Improve overall writing: By freeing up your inner critic and letting words flow, you can get used to letting your voice shine through.
  • Creative ideas: Surface creative ideas to explore further
  • Connection: Experience connection during a shared experience
  • Gain perspective: Writing from the same prompts with others can show us how differently we see the world and how many other ways there are to interpret things.
  • Self-discovery: What’s going on for us comes out in our writing, things we may not always realise are whirring around behind the scenes.
  • Self-reflection: writing about events, how they make us feel etc can be a really nice way to process our experiences and surface learnings.
  • Self-soothing: writing can make us feel that we’re not alone and really we’re not alone with ourselves, especially if we have a pen. Writing about things we might find difficult to talk about helps us to get them out and gain some perspective.
  • Stress relief: Writing can be a great way to relieve stress, by getting what’s going on for you out on a page, it changes the energy and gives you space to do something different with your experience.

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Organiser Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute

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We are a leading global centre for the study of humanitarianism and conflict response, global health, international disaster management and peacebuilding. Bringing together the disciplines of medicine and the humanities to achieve these goals, HCRI aims to facilitate improvements in crisis response on a global scale, while providing a centre of excellence for practitioners in emergencies and conflicts.

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