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Pen Power - A day of writing for personal growth and wellbeing Hardwick Hall Hotel, Sedgefield, Co. Durham, November 17th 2018, 09:45 – 16:30


20% discount to LAPIDUS members!


Pen Power uses the tools of reading and writing to encourage you to become more expressive, self-aware, resilient and ultimately empowered to cope better with life’s challenges. We will use a poem or word as a prompt to stimulate your own thoughts and help you to write a creative response. We will encourage you to express your thoughts on the page in response to a subject, theme, image or object. We will provide you with breathing space to reflect. There will be no pressure to share your writing but if you choose to do so, we will receive it in a supportive, non-critical way. No prior writing experience is necessary. The focus of the session will be on expression of ideas rather than writing craft. For business organisations, this day event could support your wellness initiatives and is suitable for any staff who would like to attend. 

The price of £95 (or £85 Early Bird rate*) includes: 
  • - 4 guided workshops of 1 hour each with plenty of breathing time in between 
  • - comfortable space to write 
  • - beautiful parkland/lake on the doorstep 
  • - two course buffet lunch 
  • - refreshments throughout the day 
  • - complimentary Wifi and free car parking 
Just bring a pen, notepad and an open mind! 

To book your place please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 07733180570

Places are limited and must be booked by October 17th. *Book before September 20th to receive an Early Bird rate of £85. LAPIDUS members receive 20% discount.

Natalie is a fully qualified teacher with a PhD in Creative Writing. Her strong belief in the positive impact that reading and writing can have on emotional wellbeing has led her to seek accreditation from the International Federation of Biblio/Poetry Therapy to become a Certified Applied Poetry Facilitator.


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