Date posted: 16th May 2017 / Opportunities
When: Friday 9th – 11th June 2017
Where: Ty Newydd Creative Writing Centre and Retreat in Wales.
This course is a taster of what’s involved in embarking on creative writing with people living with dementia. It aims to demonstrate the considerable potential for increased health and wellbeing through this work, as well as covering some of the problems that may be encountered. It will explore the characteristics of dementia as they affect communication, truth-telling, editing, ownership of material, collaboration with staff, mentoring and evaluation.
The format will consist of talks, workshops and readings, and books, pamphlets and articles will be available for consultation and purchase. The course will be interactive, and will use video and sound recordings to enhance immediacy and further understanding.
At the end of the course, participants will be equipped with the confidence and materials to embark on their own projects.