resources, links & useful stuff...
because sharing is caring and knowledge is empowering
Free Resources created by me:
***I am currently updating my free online offerings and resources and will announce them in the She Howls Newsletter - please subscribe below to keep updated.***
She Howls Open Mic - a monthly open mic for women and women-identified. Re-commences Autumn 2019.
Free Courses & Resources by others
Stories we live by - a free course in eco-linguistics
Literature and Mental Health: reading for well-being - Futurelearn
Futurelearn also run other free courses on creative writing.
Write Here: Sanctuary - a free practical toolkit for running creative writing workshops with refugees and asylum seekers.
Bibliotherapy Toolkit - a brilliant free resource on all things bibliotherapy by Words Work Well Scotland.
* there are so many free resources/workbooks/advice on the interwebs on just about everything and anything to do with writing. So I encourage you to do lots of research and see what you can bag for free!
Lapidus: International Words for Wellbeing association.
National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE)
New Writing North - supporting reading and writing Up North. Yes, we can read and write up here!
MSc Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes at Metanoia Institute
Translating Chronic Pain (flash short-form creative writing)
Arts Emergency - brilliant organisation supporting talented youngsters from low-income backgrounds access arts and humanities.
Workers Educational Trust (WEA) - a brilliant organisation offering affordable adult education including writing courses.
Here are some excellent books on therapeutic creative writing and the power of words to heal:
Poetry & Story Therapy by Geri Giebel Chavis
Trystimania - a Diary of Manic Depression by Jay Griffiths
Journal to the Self: 22 Paths to Personal Growth by Kathleen Adams
The Art of Slow Writing: Relections on Time, Craft and Creativity by Louise De Salvo
Landmarks by Robert McFarlane
Essential Reading on race and diversity (especially if you are working within diverse groups):
Why I Am No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Rennie Edo Lodge
Brit(ish) by Afua Hirsch
Teaching Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom by Bell Hooks
Living a Feminist Life by Sarah Ahmed
The Good Immigrant by Nikesh Shukla
Your Silence Will Not Protect You by Audrey Lorde
Some of my favourite poets!
“I am not defined by my scars but by the incredible ability to heal”
You will be lost and unlost, over
and over again, relax love. You
were meant to be this glorious.
when they buried me alive
i dug my way
out of the ground
with palm and fist
i howled so loud
the earth rose in fear and
the dirt began to levitate
And these other brilliant poets (their words to be added soon…)
Clarissa Pinkola Estes
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