The poet Billy Collins said, “I think of a poem as a flashlight, an instrument of discovery.”
In this workshop, you will explore poems which can inspire the imagination and self-expression and create a sense of hope. By the end of the workshop, you will have read some poems on the themes of hope and self-discovery and written two drafts of poems/pieces of prose.
You will also discover ideas for how poetry can be used for self-support in times of stress.
About the Tutor
Shelley Tracey is a published poet and a Poetry Therapy Practitioner (International Academy for Poetry Therapy, USA).
She is chair of the Irish Poetry Therapy Network.
She has extensive experience of facilitating creative writing in school, arts centres and community settings, including the Crescent Arts Centre.