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Sat 24 Sept / 14.00-1600 
 / £15
(max 12)  

Karen Forbes

Did you know that we experience up to 60,000 thoughts per day? So how can we offload?

Join local playwright, Karen Forbes, for a fun and interactive Creative Journaling workshop which will focus on ‘writing to express, not impress’ and includes an introduction to the practice of journal writing for well-being. This is a fantastic skill which allows us to explore our own feelings and emotions through spontaneous expressive writing. Whilst facilitating your writing through a series of prompts and themes, Karen will explore the importance of maintaining good mental health through writing; give you tips and ideas for your own practice beyond this session; allow time for wild writing and reflection. No experience necessary, just an interest in the power of words and an open mind to ‘have a go’.

Karen is a former English and Drama teacher who studied the MA Scriptwriting & Screenplay at the University of East Anglia. Her credits include: Rebellious Sisterhood (Jersey Opera House, as part of UK tour); Edith - In the Beginning (the story of Edith Pretty at Sutton Hoo); All Mouth No Trousers (song writer and script consultant); Barbed Wire & Teddy Bears performed at Jersey Arts Centre in Liberation Week, 2022. She is a member of Lapidus International, (therapeutic writing organisation) and currently working on a song commission in collaboration with UEA/ Norwich Writers’ Centre/ The Common Lot theatre company Songs of Protest & Hope research project.