Cat’s Cradle is a project for writers who do facilitation work, run by Jasmine Cooray and hosted by Spread the Word.
Cat’s Cradle provides support and solutions for issues that arise during creative facilitation projects. Many writers run workshops but do not always have access to advice or support around challenges that arise, especially when working with young or vulnerable groups. We may face a variety of dilemmas, or feel anxious or overwhelmed, and not know where to turn for advice. Cat’s Cradle’s aim is to create a forum to hold concerns and share resources. It is a very rich space and an opportunity to learn from your fellow artists.
Our meetings are structured and time managed: each writer brings one issue for ‘troubleshooting’, and others in the group respond with ideas or practical solutions in response.
Each session will have space for 6 attendees, and takes place at The Albany, Deptford, on one Monday evening every month. Meetings last for 2 hours. We ask that attendees have worked on facilitation projects for at least 1 year.
Autumn 2017 dates
Monday 11 September 6.30 – 8.30pm
Monday 9 October 6.30 – 8.30pm
Monday 13 November 6.30 – 8.30pm
If you would like to sign up to reserve a place at one or more meetings, please contact Jasmine Cooray on firstname.lastname@example.org. When meetings are full, there will be a waiting list in case of short-notice cancellations.
You can read Jasmine’s blog on the first set of Cat’s Cradle meetings if you’re interested in finding out more.