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Workshops to help Prestonians deal with loss and bereavement

Posted on - 27th August, 2017 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Events, News, Preston City Centre, Things To Do, UCLan
Dr Yvonne Reddick and Peter Cardew are leading the workshops
Dr Yvonne Reddick and Peter Cardew are leading the workshops

People dealing with loss or bereavement are being invited to channel their grief through writing.

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Run by an award-winning poet and creative writing lecturer the free workshops are centred around the theme of losing a loved one.

Dr Yvonne Reddick at the University of Central Lancashire is leading the workshops at the Harris Museum and Art Gallery.

She said: “This is for anyone who has experienced bereavement and would like to learn how writing poetry can help them.

“They will learn how to use writing as a way of expressing themselves, and finding ways to help them remember someone who has passed away. Participants will get to meet people who have also lost someone, in a supportive and friendly environment. They don’t need to have had any experience of writing to attend and counsellor Peter Cardew will also be available for people to speak to on a one-to-one basis for extra support.”

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Each session takes place on Wednesday evenings, running on Wed 30 Aug and then again on Wed 6 September. They run from 6pm to 7.45pm.

It’s free to attend, you just need to register via Eventbrite.

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