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Writing for Wellbeing: Loss, Bereavement and Remembering

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Have you experienced bereavement? Would you like to learn how writing poetry can help you, and give you a way to remember someone? Would you like to meet people who have also lost someone, in a supportive and friendly environment?

This series of six workshops will help you to use writing as a way of expressing yourself, and finding ways to help you remember someone who has passed away. They will take place in a relaxed environment at the Harris. You don’t have to have had any experience of writing to attend.

The workshops will be run by poet Yvonne Reddick and counsellor Peter Cardew. Peter will be there for you to speak to on a one-to-one basis if you would like some extra support from him.

You are encouraged to take part in all six linked workshops on Wednesdays 11 April, 25 April, 9 May, 23 May, 6 June and 20 June, but this is not essential.

Session 1 - 11 April

Writing for Wellbeing: Expressive Writing

Session 2 - 25 April

The Art of Losing: Bereavement. Exploring the idea of loss. Poems about loss.

Session 3 - 9 May

Remembering.

Session 4 - 23 May

When the Going Gets Tough. 'Books on Prescription for bereavement and deprression in the Harris Library.

Session 5 - 6 June

Resilience.

Session 6 - 20 June

Editing your poems. Workshop on revising poems and options for publishing them.

About Yvonne and Peter

Yvonne Reddick is a poet and lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Central Lancashire. Yvonne found that writing about her father’s sudden death in a hiking accident helped her to come to terms with her loss. The poems won a poetry competition and are published by Seren Books.

Peter Cardew is a trained counsellor and psychotherapist. Over the past 25 years, he has worked with bereaved people, students, and parents and carers within alcohol and drug services. He now works for one day a week with Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust, and lectures in counselling at the University of Central Lancashire.



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