Creative writing

‘Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.’ Scott Adams

The power of story and the process of writing, like other acts of creativity, are central to our well-being. Here we gather some of our favourite tellers of tales and poets, and share powerful storied from around the world.

Story-telling is a community activity, sharing stories and weaving our own experiences into common narratives helps us to make sense of our world, our history and our place in it. Reshapers offer creative writing and story-telling workshops and can work with schools and other community groups to create shared stories.

Journalling and sharing difficult experiences through creative writing are both powerful tools for healing and growth. We used them often on our Survivors Voices programmes and can lead workshops for other groups that would like to learn more about using these tools.time writing stitched postcard journal creative community art

Contact us to book a writing or story-telling workshop or event.

See our Creative Resources area for some free Reshape sheets to inspire your writing.

Reshapers occasionally run open creative workshops – see our Events listing for what’s coming soon.

If you are a writer or storyteller and would like to showcase your work, or collaborate on workshops and events, we’d love to hear from you.