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Writing Our Path: A 6-week Journalling Course

When: September 23, 2020 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Online on Zoom

Writing Our Path is  a 6-week journalling course, running on Wednesday evenings, 7.30pm-9pm, starting on 23rd September through to 28th October. It is for those new to the practice of journalling for wellbeing, as well[…]

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Hope in Poetry: Online Poetry Gathering

When: August 3, 2020 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Where: Online

  What poems have been important to you these past months? Come to share a poem as we gather in the digital cloisters of Chester Cathedral. Poetry can express emotion, distil experience and get the[…]

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Write for Growth: Map and Compass

When: October 10, 2020 @ 9:45 am – 12:45 pm
Where: Gladstone's Library, Church Lane, Hawarden

Write for Growth is a 3-hour workshops for anyone wanting to explore the potential of writing for themselves. Activities are designed to stimulate creativity and enhance well-being. Each workshop takes a different theme, making it accessible[…]

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Write for Growth: Only Connect

When: September 26, 2020 @ 9:45 am – 12:45 pm
Where: Gladstone's Library, Church Lane, Hawarden

Write for Growth is a  3-hour workshop for anyone wanting to explore the potential of writing for themselves. Activities are designed to stimulate creativity and enhance well-being. Each workshop takes a different theme, making it[…]

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Hope in Poetry: Online Poetry Gathering

When: July 6, 2020 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Where: Online

What poems have been important to you these past months? Come to share a poem as we gather in the digital cloisters of Chester Cathedral. Poetry can express emotion, distil experience and get the heart[…]

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Write for Growth: Island Views

When: August 22, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where: online

Write for Growth workshops are for anyone wanting to explore the potential of personal writing.  Activities are designed to stimulate creativity and enhance well-being. Each workshop takes a different theme. No previous experience is needed, just[…]

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Write for Growth

When: February 15, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where: Chester Cathedral

Write for Growth’s theme at Chester Cathedral this month is Journeys, to reflect the Cathedral’s 2020 theme.

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Faith in Poetry Discussion Group

When: September 9, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Where: Chester Cathedral Library

How can the language of poetry relate to the journey of faith? And how can we relate to the language of poetry? In a monthly series of discussion groups we will explore these two questions. Each[…]

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Write for Growth: From Stone to Story

When: October 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where: Chester Cathedral Library

Write for Growth comes to Chester Cathedral for a special morning of exploration of our surroundings on foot and in words.

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Further Pathways Through the Page

When: March 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: Gladstone's Library, Church Lane, Hawarden, CH5 3DF

This workshop is for counsellors and other health professionals wanting to explore the potential of therapeutic writing to support clients and ourselves. It will involve input, practical exercises and discussion (with no obligation to share[…]

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  • About Julia

    Julia

    From writing stories for my younger brother, to penning poems for the School Magazine and filling a growing pile of personal journals, the written word has always been part of my life’s journey.

    I started out as an English Teacher and subsequently retrained as a Counsellor. I have counselled in a GP Surgery and worked with various Employee Assistance Schemes and Charitable Trusts alongside seeing private clients.

    Although I have done some freelance journalism and written four non-fiction books, creative writing has become my main focus in recent years.

    My poems have appeared online on sites including Amaryllis, Silver Birch Press, Clear Poetry, Spilling Cocoa Over Martin Amis, Riggwelter and Ink,Sweat and Tears. I have been published in Curlew and Bucks Mill Magazine, and anthologised in Our Hearts Still Sing. My first poetry collection, Chester City Walls, came out in 2015.

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