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Summer Solstice Writing Festival

Come along to our next festival on 20th June and celebrate the start of summer with some online writing workshops!

As before we'll be running this event through our Zoom -  it's open for anyone to attend (up to a certain amount, so don't forget to sign up to save your space!)

This event will be 'Pay What You Want'. Want to support Lapidus in what we do and help us run more events like this? Consider donating a small amount through the link below. Don't have the cash to spare? Not a problem. Join in anyway!

 

SIGN UP - THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL. PLEASE GET IN TOUCH IF YOU WANT TO BE ADDED TO THE WAITING LIST.

Sign up for the festival by clicking on the button below. Remember: this is first come, first serve. If we run out of spaces, you will be put on a waiting list and informed when there is space.

 

DONATE

If you'd like to share a little bit of money to help support Lapidus and its work, please click on the button below:

 



 Creative Words for Wellbeing Mini-Festival

Saturday 20 June - 10:30am to 1:00pm

 

10:30am: Introduction and connection time with Richard Axtell

A short session before the festival begins for you to connect, grab a cup of tea and watch coordinator Richard Axtell awkwardly talk into the silence (while also drinking a cup of tea). Send him a message of support in the chat box and make him smile!


10:45am- 11:30am: WRITING DOWN YOUR PRIORITIES

With Charmaine Pollard

Are you yearning to spend time in nature again? Are you contemplating what you could do with your life when lockdown is over?

This pandemic may have forced you to slow down and reassess your situation.

Lapidus Board member Charmaine Pollard is offering a 45 minute workshop giving you the chance to explore your priorities.

This workshop will give you an opportunity to:

  • - Write from the heart
  • - Pay attention to your wants and needs
  • - Consider your priorities

This online workshop is a space for those who wish to creatively, discover more about themselves using poetry and self-reflective writing activities.


 
11:30am to 11:45am: Break 
 
Have a little break, get up and stretch your legs while we prepare for the next session!
 

11:45am to 12:15pm: USING POETRY TO DOCUMENT OUR WORLD
 
With Christina Thatcher
 
Poetry, among other things, has the power to document the world around us. During this one hour workshop, participants will be invited to read poetry from Carol Ann Duffy's WRITE Where We Are NOW project, which is attempting to document the current situation caused by Covid-19.
 
Participants will also be invited to try different activities designed to help them document their personal lockdown experience as well as observe current issues linked to the pandemic. Writers of all levels are welcome.  
 

 
12:15pm to 12:30pm: Break 
 
Have a little break, get up and stretch your legs while we prepare for the next session!
 

 
12:30pm to 1:00pm: OUT OF THE KITCHEN
 
With Mel Perry
 

Working within the context of a safe writing alliance I would like to invite participants to explore metaphor in everyday objects and to create their own metaphors for this Covid 19 period and beyond. I will invite participants to choose a kitchen implement and to engage briefly in dialogue with it from different perspectives. My own poetry is full of metaphor, often from the natural world. Having spent more time in the kitchen recently I am keen to consider the new metaphor opportunities that day-to-day artefacts might offer us now. 

 


 
 
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