The Word Association is a collective of writers and facilitators from different backgrounds. We are passionate about using our art forms to make a social impact.
Our work focuses on facilitating writing workshops, publishing poetic and literary works and creating art. With a specific focus on;
- Empowering under-represented and marginalised groups of people to explore their own feelings, concerns and life experiences through the development of their writing skills.
- Using language (spoken, written and within a variety of platforms) to confront, raise awareness, celebrate and explore stories relevant to communities and marginalised groups.
- Helping these groups of people so that their self-confidence is regained and to facilitate them to move onto areas of digital and traditional publishing and/or performance poetry.
Our main workshop facilitators are Holly Winter-Hughes and Giovanni ‘Spoz’ Esposito… find more about their work through their artist’s websites. https://hollywinterhughes.com/ and https://spoz.co All of our facilitators are DBS checked and have experience in working with vulnerable adults and young people, as well as having their own established artistic practice.
All of our courses are free to participants.
All of our books are published by our sister company, Bite Poetry Press and printed by Biddles Books.
We constantly have more courses and opportunities coming up, so please keep an eye on our website and facebook page for more information. If you have any queries about our work, or are interested in being notified about our courses then please make contact with our director, Holly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Vulnerable Adults and Children Protection Policy, Equal Opportunities & Diversity Policy, Confidentiality Policy and Health & Safety Policy are available on request. Please send an email to email@example.com FAO: Safeguarding Officer if you would like to be sent a copy.
With much gratitude to those who have funded our projects:
And those who have supported us in collaborative projects :