In this relaxed workshop, we'll think about the importance and value of writing about happiness, both for our own enjoyment and to develop our writing.
**This workshop was originally scheduled to take place on 9 November but will now take place on 16 November. All ticket bookers have been emailed with this change of date. **
Writing happiness can be difficult for some writers and is a nuanced, complex topic but one we believe is very much worth exploring creatively. In this relaxed workshop, we’ll think about the importance and value of writing about happiness, both for our own enjoyment and to develop our writing. Writing exercises will encourage reflection on why we do (or don’t) write about happiness and we will be considering views from a range of authors.
Who is this for?
Open to any writers interested in writing about happiness, regardless of experience level.
This workshop will be BSL interpreted and autocaptioned.
There will be a fifteen minute break.
If you have other access needs please email [email protected]
About Elspeth and Rachel
Elspeth Wilson is a writer and poet who is interested in exploring happiness from an underrepresented perspective and the power of writing to support mental health. Elspeth is currently working on her debut novel and also regularly facilitates accessible creative workshops. Her prose has been shortlisted for Canongate’s Nan Shepherd prize and Penguin’s Write Now Editorial programme and is supported by Creative Scotland. When she isn’t writing or reading, she can usually be found near the sea or spending time with her elderly dog.
Rachel is a poet and workshop facilitator. Her debut poetry pamphlet ‘Three Degrees of Separation’, which explores finding joy while living with long-term mental illness, won the Wordsmith Prize in 2019. Rachel is an alumna of the Apples and Snakes Writing Room, the Roundhouse Cross-Arts Collective and the Poet in the City Young Producers’ programme. She has run workshops for the Poetry Society, the Writing Society and the Stay at Home Festival, among others, and is currently working on a second pamphlet.