Due to the Covid-19 crisis, we are now carrying out all of our workshops online. We have also started a brand new mental health course, aimed specifically at those feeling isolated due to the current situation.
We are continuing to work with Severn Arts and Worcester Probation Service to run workshops with a group of probationers. We produced an anthology of their poetry in March 2020 and are looking forward to a celebration event once the social restrictions are over.
We are also running a course of workshops with support from Out2gether and Worcester City Council. This course is aimed at the LGBT+ community and their allies. We are publishing two anthologies with this large and vibrant group. One anthology will reflect on Covid-19 and this period of isolation, the other explores LGBT+ experiences. Both books will be distributed for free at a launch event in Worcester in the early autumn.
We have received funding from the National Lottery Community Fund to run Words To Live By for another year. This 12 week writing course is aimed at those who have been affected by poor mental health. An anthology of the participants work will be available at a launch event in Worcester this summer and then distributed throughout the city after this.
We look forward to working with Magg’s Day Centre in providing writing sessions for those whose lives have been affected by homelessness. These sessions will start as soon as lockdown is over, and we will be producing an anthology at the end of the course.
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 have more courses coming up, so please keep an eye on our website and facebook page for more information.
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