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Methodist Central Hall WARWICK LANE, COVENTRY CV1 2HA
Mon 18 Apr 2022 @ 11.00
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Try It! - Pass the Pen (2022)

Mon 18 Apr 2022 @ 11.00
Methodist Central Hall
WARWICK LANE, COVENTRY CV1 2HA
Duration: 90 minutes
From £4

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Try It! - Pass the Pen is a 6 session, bi-weekly course. We recommend that you attend all 6 sessions. However, if you have to miss one, that’s okay - you don’t need to book for all sessions in advance.

No prior experience is required to join the course. We welcome you and your friends to have some fun and Try It! this autumn.

WITH EMILIE LAUREN JONES

Looking to build your confidence and improve your mental wellbeing?

Join Coventry Poet Laureate, Emilie Lauren Jones for six relaxed sessions. Ideal for people who are new to poetry as well as those who already enjoy any form of creative writing, we will have fun exploring words as a form of self-expression.

Participants do not need to be ‘academic’ to enjoy the poetry in these sessions or to write their own poems - words belong to all of us. We will explore different types of poetry from across the globe and will have a go at writing our own poems inspired by the words of others. We will consider themes such as nature, hobbies, family and friends, self-worth and writing for mental wellbeing.

There will be opportunities for attendees to share their thoughts, inspirations and poems in this safe space but there is never any pressure for people to do so. Participants will be able to take their work home, there’s no assessments and it won’t be marked!

  • BI-WEEKLY MEET UP: MONDAYS
  • SESSION DATES: FEB 7 & 21, MAR 7 & 21, APR 4 & 18
  • TIME: 11.00AM – 12.30PM
  • VENUE: CENTRAL HALL, WARWICK LANE, COVENTRY CV1 2HA

There is a café on-site where refreshments can be purchased. Supported by City of Culture Trust and Methodist Central Hall.

Emilie will also be working with Escape Arts in Nuneaton to create poetry as part of celebrations commemorating 150 years since the publication of George Eliot's Middlemarch.

Email: [email protected] or call 078 0510 474 for more information.

WHAT IS TRY IT?

Try It! is a programme encouraging Coventry residents to have a go at a range of new, and often quirky, health-giving creative activities during our year as UK City of Culture.

We believe in social prescribing – the idea that, by taking part in community activities, we can all improve our health and wellbeing. 

This project aims to enhance the lives of community members and leave a lasting legacy of creative activities in Coventry.

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Supported by funding from the National Lottery Community Fund, Warwickshire County Council and Spirit of 2012.