“I thought that the creative writing workshop was so interesting, we all bonded so well and I hope there will be more”
“The creative writing workshop has been a very useful resource! I found it improved my confidence and I learnt different writing styles. Thank you”
Wordsmiths’ mission is to improve attendee's wellbeing in three areas: confidence, creativity and self expression. Our creative workshops achieve this by providing everyone with the tools to explore their own experiences through the cathartic act of creative writing.
The primary focus of each session is on storytelling. At the start, every attendee receives their own journal and pen in order to encourage them to connect personally with their writing and to continue by themselves outside of the workshops.
Each workshop will look at a general theme within creative writing (eg. characters) while the individual activities focus on self-expression and confidence building. The mental wellbeing effect that the workshops have for attendees is different for every group. For example, the positive impact for senior groups tends to come from the chance to immerse themselves in the history of their life, whereas the wellbeing of attendees who live with anxiety often benefits most from the chance to share their work in a safe, closed group.