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FREE | The Happy Place Project: Saying Yes – Creative Writing Workshop

November 9, 2021 @ 5:00 am - 7:00 am EST

The Happy Place Project-Saying Yes
The Happy Place Project: Saying Yes – Creative Writing Workshop

About this event

Join Bristol City Poet Caleb Parkin for a creative writing workshop exploring what’s good in our lives. How can we celebrate what we appreciate through writing? We’ll look at poems that focus our senses and which invite us to say YES, to the morning, to ourselves, to the Cosmos itself!

And how can we find beauty in the ordinary – or even the disgusting? We’ll look afresh at the day-to-day, reframing it to take on its strange beauty.

Writers of all levels of experience are very welcome. This will be a safe space to write together, through carefully guided activities.

This is 1 of 4 creative writing workshops led by Caleb for The Happy Place Project. The workshops are all different, so please sign up for more than one if you’d like to. Organizer: Friends of Henleaze Library. We’d love to see you!

Caleb holds an MSc in Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes and meets everyone in the group where they are, personally and creatively.

This online workshop is run by Friends of Henleaze Library as part of The Happy Place Project. It is supported by Bristol Libraries and Literature Works. Find out more about the range of activities, online and building-based, run by Bristol Libraries here.

The Happy Place Project uses writing to explore what is good in our lives. It is based at Henleaze Library in Bristol, where a Happy Space is being created and where poet Mab Jones will be running drop-in workshops early in 2022.

You can find out more about workshop leader Caleb Parkin here. His poetry pamphlet Wasted Rainbow is out now and his poetry collection This Fruiting Body is out with Nine Arches Press in October 2021.

The Happy Place Project is funded by Bristol Libraries’ Innovation Fund and Literature Works’ Annual Fund and is managed by Philip Monks.


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