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FREE | Writing Happiness: Elspeth Wilson & Rachel Lewis

October 14, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am EDT

Writing Happiness- Elspeth Wilson & Rachel Lewis
This one-hour workshop will provide writers with all levels of experience a toolkit of exercises to explore writing about happiness.

About this event

This one-hour workshop will provide writers with all levels of experience a toolkit of exercises to explore writing about happiness. There will be a series of short free-writing exercises which will allow writers to experiment with writing about joy from different perspectives and angles. All the exercises will be low pressure and it will be a very safe and supportive environment to encourage creativity around a topic many writers shy away from so please do come along, even if you’ve never been to a writing workshop before!

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 poetry collection and also regularly facilitates accessible creative workshops. When she isn’t writing or reading, she can usually be found near the sea or spending time with her elderly dog.

Rachel Lewis’ debut poetry pamphlet, Three Degrees of Separation, which explored friendship and joy in the context of recovery from mental illness won the Wordsmith Prize and was published in 2019. She regularly facilitates creative writing workshops and is currently working on a second poetry pamphlet / procrastinating @rachel_lewis_poet.

About the organizer

Red Line Book Festival 2021
October 11th to 17th

Held in October each year, the Red Line Book Festival celebrates the very best in local, national, and international writing. The festival takes place in various venues across South Dublin County and is funded by South Dublin County Council and managed by South Dublin Libraries and Arts.

This year’s festival returns with a blended program of online and offline events. Program details are to be announced beginning September.



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Red Line Book Festival
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