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ESRC Online Arts Activities - Creative Writing

Shannon Yee - Introduction To A Writer's Toolbox

Award-winning writer Shannon Yee hosted an online workshop 'Introduction to a Writer's Toolbox' on Saturday 6th February, as part of our Economic and Social Research Council funded Create and Connect project to develop online arts-based activities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The activities will build upon the work of the Renal Arts Group and provide mental health and wellbeing support for patients who face an extended, lonely period of self-isolation. As we are unable to run in-person events and workshops due to the ongoing pandemic, the online activities will provide an introduction to a range of art forms that we hope patients will find engaging and enjoyable. 

How do you tackle the blank page? What strategies can you avail of to get what’s in your head down on paper? Shannon will lead you through a one-hour online workshop to support you to consider the ways in which everyone is a writer, and techniques to help you develop an independent writing practice. Expect practical exercises, encouragement and the biological science that is evidence that we’re all capable of telling our stories, despite our doubts. 

Thank you to all the participants who took part in this workshop, we hope you enjoyed the session and found it valuable and inspigin. If you have any feedback on the session please feel free to complete our survey at the bottom of the page.


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