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From the Heart Poetry

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Portsmouth Central Library

Guildhall Walk

Portsmouth

PO1 2DX

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Maggie Sawkins joins Portsmouth’s City of Stories and the Good Mental Health Co-operative to bring you an exciting free poetry course. As well as writing your own poems, you will be encouraged to learn a poem by heart and participate in a celebratory event as part of Bookfest 2020.

Recent research has established that new brain cells grow as quickly when you are in your seventies as when you are in your twenties. What better way to stave off old age (and impress friends and family at the same time!) than by learning a poem by heart.

The workshops will be facilitated by award winning poet Maggie Sawkins. Maggie has over twenty years experience of teaching creative writing in community and health care settings. She is a professional member of the National Association of Writers in Education and holds an MA with distinction in Creative Writing. https://hookedonwords.me


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About the Mental Wealth Academy

The Mental Wealth Academy supports people to access community based activities and workshops which help with inclusion, recovery and good mental health. The support is intended for people who have experienced serious life challenges, are socially isolated, anxious or lacking in confidence. This may include experience of mental ill-health, addictions, disability, bereavement, caring responsibilities for example.

At the Good Mental Health Cooperative, we believe that connecting with others, and informal learning opportunities, are really important steps to good mental health, bringing a sense of inclusion and challenge, rather than feeling isolated and lacking in purpose.

This is an introductory programme, with funding provided by the Big Lottery for the free workshops and courses.

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Portsmouth Central Library

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