Moments of Emergence

  Hello lovely people Well, the season has finally turned and we, in the northern hemisphere, are entering early summer with (we all hope!) the promise of warmer days ahead. Despite my horticultural ignorance and negligence, the plants in my garden are sprouting, springing and flowering again and, at the risk of breaking into song, … More Moments of Emergence

Bits and Pieces

Hello lovely people An update on Write to Create Workshops, an inspiring evening at a dementia charity launch and a poetry gift courtesy of Poetry Ireland. Write to Create Last week’s Write to Create support workshop for involuntary childlessness centred around the idea of Emergence and Discovery. Instead of focussing on the ‘shoulds’ and ‘musts’ … More Bits and Pieces

Next Write to Create Support Group – 22 April 2017

Hello all A quick reminder that the next Write to Create Support Group is this coming Saturday, 22/4/17 at 10am in Brighton Consulting Rooms next to Preston Park Station. In last month’s workshop the participants created a rich seam of discussion around the theme of ‘Claiming our Space. There was time and space, both within … More Next Write to Create Support Group – 22 April 2017

Take a Brain Break!

  The poem I’ve posted on the I-Diem page combines three of my favourite techniques for getting those writing neurons firing: making a list, describing what is going on this minute and what I would call ‘thought fragments’…effectively a “Pop-up Poem”! Lists can be beautiful and our thoughts often come to us in an amazing … More Take a Brain Break!

Bold, Defiant and Glorious: Surviving Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day blah blah *##%&$##!!!… …for a long time this was my reaction to Mother’s Day. I dreaded it – all the seemingly self-congratulating smugness of it. I would write my cards to my mother and a great aunt and reflect on the fact that I felt unworthy, excluded from an exclusive club and that … More Bold, Defiant and Glorious: Surviving Mother’s Day

Write to Create Support Group – First Workshop

Write to Create Support Group   The first of my Write to Create support groups was held last Saturday. The first participants braved the Arctic conditions to take part in what turned out to be a very lively and engaging session. Over coffee, tea and biscuits the conversation flowed – as did the words onto … More Write to Create Support Group – First Workshop