Workshops – Creative Writing


Write for Growth Workshops happen on Saturday mornings from 10am-1pm at Gladstone’s Library (Friday mornings at Castle Park Arts Centre), 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, 15th September 10am-1pm

Theme: Reflections

In this workshop we will explore the interplay of image and reflection, aware that the array of reflective surfaces we encounter in the world goes much further than mirrors and still waters.


Write for Growth @ Castle Park Arts Centre, Castle Park, Frodsham WA6 6SE 

On: Friday, 12th October, 10am-1pm

Theme: Perchance to Dream…

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

On: Saturday 1st December, 10am-1pm

Theme: Space and Light

Write for Growth @ Castle Park Arts Centre, Castle Park, Frodsham WA6 6SE 

On: Friday, 7th December, 10am-1pm

Theme: Savouring the Senses

CPD Workshop Day for Health Professionals


@ Gladstone’s Library, Hawarden

Saturday, October 2oth, 10am-4pm

Health professionals cannot always be alongside their clients, but the therapeutic space of the page is there 24/7. Personal writing can be an adjunct in our work of helping others, and also enable them to care for themselves. This workshop will explore the creative possibilities of therapeutic writing pathways through challenging times. It will equip those who professionally help others, and who may also want to look after their own well-being. The day will be suitable for those new to therapeutic writing, and further resource those more familiar with the practice.

We will explore:

  • How therapeutic writing works
  • A range of approaches from prosaic to poetic; form to freedom. 
  • How to ensure writing is helpful rather than harmful

CPD Certificates will be issued.

Cost: £80 (Lunch not provided, though available at Gladstone’s)  EARLY BIRD RATE (Till Sept 20th): £65 

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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