To participate on one of our courses, have a look at our upcoming courses and mail us at admin@liferighting.com to book your spot.

 

Life writing courses

We all have a story to tell from our own lives about how we became who we are. Stories about the way we were born, or about how someone helped us. About how we got ill, or overcame a terrible loss. Stories about how someone we loved hurt us, or how a political or spiritual circumstance almost broke us. Stories about how we were bullied, about how an accident changed the course of our lives, or about how we were able to make a difference in someone else’s life. These stories are often invisible to others. They might still influence the way we think and feel in ways we don’t fully understand.

Writing about your own life can help you connect with the story you are living and it can help to heal or manage the effects of trauma. It is a powerful way for us to communicate and to grow compassion for ourselves and for each other. The tools we need to write effectively are also tools that help us live more creatively and less anxiously. Whether you are writing fiction or plays or poetry, life writing skills can help you deepen observation of our human preferences, habits and tendencies, and how they impact on ourselves, other people, and the natural environment.

During the course we will find refreshing approaches to assist us in putting our personal stories down on the page.

Beginner writers are welcome and discounted and sponsored places are available to those in need.

To bring: a notebook and a pen, plus two objects from the period you want to write about – one that represents something you loved about it and one that represents something you disliked about that time.

We provide: tea, coffee and snacks.

BOOK YOUR COURSE HERE

Poetry courses

I want to share an approach
to poetry that’s taught me
how to play with rhythm
and meaning, following words
and traces of feeling
to make new tracks.
Acts of poetry guide me,
linking the tides of my body
and instinct with new ways
of thinking, moving across
from life to the page
and back.

Our poetry courses are open to all and discounted and sponsored places are available to those in need.

To bring: a notebook and a pen, plus thesaurus and a rhyming dictionary, if you have one.

We provide: tea, coffee and snacks.

BOOK YOUR COURSE HERE