Wed, 08 Feb|
Healing Words: Poetry Writing Workshop with Clare Shaw - Part of the An ABC of CSA Events Programme
Writing workshop facilitated by poet, tutor and CSA survivor Clare Shaw, using simple, mindful writing exercises.
Time & Location
08 Feb 2023, 16:30 – 18:30
Exeter, 3-5 Paris St, Exeter EX1 2JB, UK
About the event
This friendly and inclusive two-hour workshop is facilitated by Clare Shaw, a poet, tutor and CSA survivor who believes that writing has the power to help and to heal. Using simple, mindful writing exercises, you’ll discover how writing can help you to express yourself, to connect with others, and to find your voice. All survivors – including new and experienced writers – are welcome.
There is an option to share work created here, or other work, at the poetry slam/open mic night later this evening if you'd like to.
Please bring your own writing materials (pens, pencils, paper, journals). No experience required.
This workshop is open to CSA Survivors and allies .
Age guide: adult (18+)
Clare Shaw is a writer, a survivor, and an activist who is passionate about harnessing the power of poetry and creativity to promote wellbeing and social change. They have three poetry collections with Bloodaxe; their fourth collection Towards a General Theory of Love was awarded a Northern Writer’s Award and will be published by Bloodaxe in May 2022. Clare is co-director of the Kendal Poetry Festival and a regular tutor for the Arvon Foundation. As an Associate Fellow of the Royal Literary Fund, they were involved in setting up workplace writing projects across the UK. Clare is also a mental health trainer with a particular interest in trauma, creativity and wellbeing. They have authored and curated resources including “Encounters with Self-harm”, (PCCS, 2013), and the unique storybook resource “Otis Doesn’t Scratch: Talking to Children about Self-Injury” (PCCS, 2015). In collaboration with the novelist Winnie M Li, Clare was the recipient of a Royal Society of Literature Literature Matters Award in 2019, creating workshops and “My Story, My Words” – a free downloadable online resource for survivors of trauma: http://clearlines.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Clear-Lines-Creative-Writing-Guide-for-Survivors.pdf
Pronouns: They/Them | Website: www.clareshaw.co.uk
Twitter: @ShareClaw | Instagram: @clareshaw1