Therapeutic Creative Writing and Storytelling for Families and Carers

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Therapeutic Creative Writing and Storytelling for Families and Carers

2 May @ 1:45 pm - 4:45 pm

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One event on 9 May 2024 at 1:45 pm

One event on 16 May 2024 at 1:45 pm

One event on 16 May 2024 at 1:45 pm

One event on 23 May 2024 at 1:45 pm


Led by award-winning published writer Karen McKnight who has lived experience as a carer and has spent years helping individuals and groups to find their voice through writing, these creative writing workshops will cover a range of writing styles such as freewriting, poetry, memoir and fiction-writing, allowing for the development of creative self-expression, storytelling skills and supportive peer dynamics.

This is a 4-week course where participants attend all 4 sessions. RSVPs essential.

Date and time:  1:45pm – 4:45pm Thursdays 2, 9, 16 and 23 May, 2024

Workshop program

Week 1: Stream of consciousness

Letting go of the rules of writing through a range of intuitive, right brain techniques. These work towards reconnecting to oneself, one’s values and to what makes life meaningful.

Week 2: Discovering your story

Compiling lists of significant moments and turning points in your life as a way of mapping your journey, observing patterns and discovering the stories you want to tell.

Week 3: The Hero’s Journey, story structure & fictionalising

Retelling one’s story as a character on a Hero’s Journey using a structure which is empowering and enlightening can resolve concerns about privacy.

Week 4: The power of poetry as a therapeutic tool

An introduction to list poetry, Beat poets and poetry prompts to create moving and powerful spoken word poems. Living the Writer’s Life: An overview of peer led writing groups, and where to from here.

For more info contact:

Phone: 8850 4136


2 May
1:45 pm - 4:45 pm
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North East Metro Mental Health and Wellbeing Connect
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Belgrave Community Hub
1616/1624 Burwood Hwy
Belgrave, 3160 Australia
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