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Writing through the good and the bad times

There have been a lot of developments in recent years to include ‘creative writing’ alongside music, visual art, dance as part of a therapeutic approach to arts and health. Although I’m not trained as a counsellor or a therapist, I … Continue reading

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What makes poetry?

Recently I ran a writing workshop with a small group of local older women; although from different backgrounds and local villages, they had each written poetry later in life. ‘When I turned eighty, I became poetical.’ The conversation and writing … Continue reading

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Poetry in progress

Anyone who has put pen to paper will know the delight and pain of the creative writing process. Geoff and I began this project expecting to meet older people with diverse interests and experiences of living in rural Northumberland but it still comes … Continue reading

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‘Everyone is entitled to their own opinion’

Geoff and I spent a fascinating bit of time with a ninety six year old ex-miner. Trying to capture his approach to life, these are some of his words shaped into a short monologue. Everyone is entitled to their own … Continue reading

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