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30 November -0001

New Year. New Term. New Focus!

Why Write?!

At the start of every term, and for every new writer that wins us along the way I always have a simple form to complete, it asks questions about writing, and wellbeing. It also asks what you'd like to get out of the group... here's a little selection that I think really respond to ideas around 'why we write', and absolutely reflect the many reasons people join a creative group for both artistic and wellbeing outcomes.

- to get out of the house and stop isolating

- keep my pen hand moving

- to learn

- To meet new people and grow as a person

- writing for recovery, and pleasure

- discover where I can go with my poetry

- to write something I can be proud of

- to get a certificate when I finish

- to see how creative I truly am

- to build confidence and social skills

- to stay committed to something


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