Literary Society: In Our Pockets
Led by Jill Teague
Jill Teague leads
today’s writing for wellbeing workshop, exploring our relationship with the
people and things we hold
Please bring a photograph of a person or place and a small personal
object along to the workshop. There will also be a short introduction to
Poetry Therapy included in the workshop.
Jill Teague is a Welsh
poet and Poetry Therapy Practitioner based in Snowdonia. Here
she founded Out of the Blue Writing, where she facilitates writing
groups, works with individuals and provides online courses.
She has developed a
branch of her poetry therapy work called Treading Softly -
Writing in Nature which combines walking and writing in the natural landscape.
She is Assistant Director of iaPOETRY (The International Academy
for Poetry Therapy) and is a tutor and mentor/supervisor for the
academy - teaching, mentoring and training potential poetry therapy practitioners.
She has received awards and scholarships from NAPT (National
Association for Poetry Therapy) and Wales Arts International, for pioneering work in
the field of poetry therapy, as well as scholarships from Bridgexngs Poetry
Center, NYC. She is a visiting facilitator on the Mindfulness Course at
the oncology department of Ysbyty Gwynedd and edited Mindfulness-Based
Cognitive Therapy for Cancer by Trish Bartley. (Wiley-Blackwell 2012).
The Lit Soc is directed by Fiona Owen. Her latest
poetry collection is The Green Gate (Cinnamon Press). She teaches literature,
creative writing and other arts disciplines for the Open University, and
writes and records songs with Gorwel Owen. She also directs Rhwng: the Point Between. www.rhwng.com
A warm welcome to
all Croeso cynnes i bawb 10am - 4pm £15, £10 Concessions