Relax, Recall, Write

An online writing project for North Nottinghamshire and North Derbyshire hosted by Writing East Midlands in partnership with First Art.

Always wanted to write a memoir? Here’s your chance and all from the comfort of your own home.

These FREE workshops are for anyone aged 55+ keen to take their first steps in writing, to put pen to paper and share their story.

To be eligible you must live or work in Ashfield, Mansfield, Bolsover or North-East Derbyshire.

The course takes place over 10 sessions, running every Friday at 11am from 26 February 2021 – 7 May 2021.

What will be involved?

Man on online video call and writing

Led by two experienced local writers, the workshops will be delivered by a mix of  ‘correspondence-style’ sessions via email/post alternated with five ‘live and interactive’ Zoom sessions.

Each session will consist of fun and engaging, bite-sized writing exercises and activities, with a focus on both reminiscence and writing for wellbeing. There’s no right or wrong way, no marking, no pressure.

Just relaxed ‘me-time’ with friendly, supportive guidance, shared ideas and buckets-full of positive feedback and encouragement.

Led by local writers

Lynn Luddit and Leonie Martin writers

Join experienced local writers  Lynn Ludditt (left) and Leonie Martin (right) who’ll facilitate each session, helping you every step of the way with fun writing tasks, encouragement and useful feedback.

How to take part

Click the button below to register – please note this will take you to the Writing East Midlands website.

Register here

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About the project

Relax, Recall, Write is part of the Elder Tree project, a three-year, region-wide residency programme, which is empowering groups of people aged 55 and over to create new work stimulated by museums, archives, heritage spaces, and professional writers.

Led by Writing East Midlands, the Elder Tree project is being delivered by a consortium which includes Creative People and Places, First Art and Made in Corby, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, and Museum Development East Midlands, working with non-arts focussed organisations Age UK, Orders of St John Care Trust and University of the Third Age.

About the writers

Find out a bit more about the two writers leading the course

Meet Lynn and Leonie