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Newsletter January 2020

09 January 2020

ArtfulScribe Newsletter

January 2020
News and Opportunities for Writers, Readers and Writing
Writing for Wellbeing with Joanna Barnard
Starts Tuesday 6th February at 2.00pm
This 10-week course will explore ways in which the practice of writing creatively can have a positive impact on mental health and emotional wellbeing. Led by published writer and qualified counsellor Joanna Barnard, the sessions introduce a variety of techniques including creative journaling, poetry and letter writing, to encourage self-expression and enjoyment. The course is FREE but places are limited. A commitment to attend each session is preferred. To book a place, please click here.
The Write Time - Writers' Connection Cafe 
Tuesday evenings from 6pm-8pm at God's House Tower, Southampton
The Write Time is a connection café for writers to gather, share and create in an open-structured session from 6-8pm on Tuesday evenings at God’s House Tower, Town Quay Road, Southampton SO14 2NY. These free to attend events are offered in the spirit of community by ArtfulScribe and a-space arts. Catering to the needs of those present, participants are encouraged to share and discuss writing by contemporary authors, current writing practices, and forthcoming opportunities. Creative prompts may be given to inspire new writing and a forum offered to share new work. Starts 21st January. All ages over 16, all genres, and all levels of experience welcomed. For more details, please email
Mayflower Creative Writers 18-25 Group
starts Monday 27th January 2020 6pm-8pm

Share the writer’s journey with like-minded people in a supportive, creative environment, guided by a professional writer.

Offered in association with ArtfulScribe, Mayflower Creative Writers group (18-25yrs) is led by writer/performer Antosh Wojcik, a poet and playwright whose work has toured nationally and has been featured on Sky Arts. This group will work across genres and aim towards publishing in print, online and through performance.

  • Sessions are free but pre-booking is essential as places are limited
  • To book call the Box Office on 023 80 711811 or email
  • All workshops are suitable for beginner and advanced writers
Later at the Library: Author Talk Series - From Homer to Hip Hop
Spoken Word maestro Pete Bearder travels on an Odyssean journey through the oral tradition in a tour-de-force performance.
New Education Partnership Announcement
ArtfulScribe and Winchester Poetry Festival

Winchester Poetry Festival and ArtfulScribe are pleased to announce a new education partnership as part of the festival’s 2020 delivery programme.

Recognising a shared regional focus, complementary skills, and shared interest in developing and empowering young people as writers and creative decision-makers, Winchester Poetry Festival and ArtfulScribe have worked together to devise a new education programme, building on recent festival initiatives and with a view to enhancing the festival's education offer over the next three years.

Supported by funding from Arts Council England, the education partnership will work with primary schools, secondary schools and sixth-form colleges to encourage a new generation of writers to engage with poetry’s potential to surprise and delight through written and spoken word for both performance and print publication.

For further info, please click here

For a full listing of ArtfulScribe events, including our regular groups Mayflower Young Writers, Lighthouse Young Writers and SO:Write Women, please click here

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