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!

Useful Organisations

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 

International Academy of Poetry Therapy 

The National Association for Poetry Therapy

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!

Lemn Sissay 

“I am not defined by my scars but by the incredible ability to heal”

Nayirrah Waheed

You will be lost and unlost, over
and over again, relax love. You
were meant to be this glorious. 
Epic. Story.

Rupi Kaur

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


Mary Oliver


Moniza Ali


Langston Hughes

Sascha Akhtar

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