Workshops – Creative Writing


Write for Growth Workshops happen on Saturday mornings from 10am-1pm, and are for anyone wanting to explore the potential of personal writing. Activities are designed to stimulate creativity and enhance well-being. Every workshop takes a different theme, making it accessible to the first-timer and fresh for the regular returner.

No previous experience is needed, just a desire to write and discover where words might take you. We enjoy discussing our responses to the activities, but you do not have to share what you have written unless you wish.

Upcoming Write for Growth events are listed below. Places are limited. Cost is £25 per workshop.

To book, call 07787 116603 or e-mail   Booking is confirmed by payment by at least one week before. No refund for cancellation at less than 7 days’ notice unless the place can be filled.


Write for Growth @ Gladstone’s Library, Church Lane, Hawarden, CH5 3DF

On: Saturday, 10th March 10am-1pm

Theme: Intervals

In everyday life we tend to focus on the substance of objects, goals and landmarks. In this workshop we will pay some writerly attention to the less obvious but significant presence of the spaces in between.

Write for Growth @ CastlePark Arts Centre, Frodsham WA6 6SE

On: Saturday, 14th April 10am-1pm

Theme: Writing in Colour

Colour can be vivid and powerful, or gentle and nuanced. It can create atmosphere, express or impact mood and trigger a wealth of associations and images. In this workshop, we will explore some of the places that colour can take us.

Write for Growth @ Gladstone’s Library, Church Lane, Hawarden, CH5 3DF

On: Saturday, 12th May, 1-am-1pm

Theme: Up in the Air

Inhabiting the air opens up breathing space, new perspectives and the freedom to move out into fresh possibilities and directions. In our writing we will seek to defy the habits of gravity as we explore the element of the birds.

Write for Growth @ CastlePark Arts Centre, Frodsham WA6 6SE

On: Saturday, 9th June 10am-1pm

Theme: Writing in Bloom

Opening out in our lives and in our writing is challenging, but as Anais Nin has noted, “the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”  In this workshop, we explore ways of flowering in and through words.

Write for Growth @ Gladstone’s Library, Church Lane, Hawarden, CH5 3DF

On: Saturday, 21st July 10am-1pm

Theme: tbc





@ Gladstone’s Library, Church Lane, Hawarden, CH5 3DF

On: Saturday, 17th March 10am-4pm

Those who support clients facing difficult situations may wish to encourage personal writing – perhaps in a journal – as a tool to help them find their way. An increasing body of evidence confirms that writing for therapeutic purposes can be valuable and effective.

In this workshop we will explore writing approaches appropriate to different stages of a challenging personal journey. We will also look at how we can ensure that writing helps, rather than hinders, our clients’ progress – and how we might use it ourselves.

CPD Certificates will be issued.

Cost: £80 (Excludes lunch but delicious options available at Gladstone’s Food for Thought Bistro)

For further information and to book, call 07787 116603 or e-mail

A Therapeutic Journalling Group…



@ Quaker Meeting House, Chester CH1 3LF

7-9pm monthly, every second Thursday.

A monthly group for those wanting to join with others for encouragement, resources and experience of therapeutic journalling, using words to sustain them on their way.

Cost: £20 per session (£70 for four booked together), including refreshments. For further information and to book, call 07787 116603 or e-mail









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