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Writing for mental well-being with Tyler Turner

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Tyler Turner (she/her) is a working-class writer, poet and historian based in Chesterfield, Derbyshire. She has a Bachelor’s degree in English and History from Sheffield Hallam University and a Master’s in Creative Writing from the University of Sheffield. In 2017, she was shortlisted for the Wicked Young Writer Award and in 2020, she came joint first in the Barrow Hill Roundhouse Art Competition. Her work has featured in various journals, including Perhappened, Serotonin, Orange Blush and more, as well as numerous anthologies published by Dream Well Writing Ltd, with fiction forthcoming in Sledgehammer Lit and poetry in Route 57. She is also the Writing Team Leader at Crags Radio.

Writing Mental Health.

Writing can be a comfort and a distraction; a release and a celebration. In this class, I will demonstrate the ways in which a pen and paper can be a writer’s best therapists. We will explore poetry that offers an honest depiction of mental health struggles, as well as poetry that sheds light on the darkness. Attendees will be given the opportunity to write candidly about their own experiences in a cathartic series of exercises.

This workshop is suitable for people aged 16+.

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