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Scribble in the Kibble
Writing for Health & Wellbeing
in the Kibble Palace - Glasgow Botanic Gardens

Many people find using journals, poems and words helps them to understand and find new ways of coping with stress and illness. Lapidus Scotland offers writing workshops which are open to all abilities. They are mostly about ‘getting things down on paper’ and not worrying too much about spelling and grammar.

A useful way into writing can be through keeping a journal, as it can provide a private place to express thoughts and feelings.
In Writing for Health and Wellbeing we explore the ways in which words and writing can inspire and help us through difficult times and beyond.

dates for workshops Autumn 2017
Monday 9th 16th 30th Oct, 6th 13th 20th Nov
12:30 to 2:30pm
Further information and to book a place
tel. 0141 946 – 8096
email: lapidus.scotland.1@gmail.com
(limited to 8 people)

NB. There will be more workshops in January

The Botanics Project is a project about listening to the stories of others. When we choose to listen we keep another company and share a journey for a brief time, walking side by side, seeing the world through their eyes. Using sound as a medium we can share those stories, walking while listening to a sound-walk we are keeping company with another, hearing their inner world, seeing their interpretation of it as we view their images in film accompanying their words.

Using the Glasgow Botanic Gardens, the Kelvin walkway and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum as our ‘gallery’ we will create a site-specific sound-walk and videos about living with and supporting those with cancer and the role of the natural world in that context.

The project came about as a result of my own battle with advanced breast cancer and a major operation a few years later connected with it, which I thankfully recovered from. During this time we each started to create audio diaries and small videos enabling us to listen and understand how the other felt, keeping each other company and supporting each other at a difficult time.

Angelica Kroeger




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Expressive writing afternoon for anyone who wants to explore some great poetry.Christine selects some great poets like Wordsworth and Rilke, who create a heartfelt response to life.Join us and enjoy!Whatever you write is right!
http://www.weeread.scot/1440-2
To book contact: christine@weeread.scot or tel 07952 982868

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Express Yourself this Summer!


Wee Read presents 2 afternoon workshops exploring poetry and writing with Christine Cather.

Venue- Glasgow Buddhist Centre Library, 329 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3HW

Saturday 10th of June 1.30 – 4.30pm

Saturday 24th of June 1.30 – 4.30pm

Christine reads poems by great published authors. Then uses Natalie Goldberg’s free writing approach, to get you writing whatever you wish! Please come, to explore and express yourself in a conducive space. The selection of poems and writing are chosen to inspire a heartfelt response.

There are no rules!

Whatever you write is right!

Beginners and experienced writers are welcome! Christine will be reading aloud from poems and books by some of the great writers. We will have a wee chat about what the words mean to us, followed by a little writing to timed exercises. Everyone can join in as much or little as they wish.

Cost £10/£6 Concession


Christine Cather is a poet and a Buddhist. She leads therapeutic writing groups in Maggie’s Lanarkshire and Clydesdale Esteem mental health support group. She has been writing and working to develop bibliotherapy across Scotland for several years.

We need 8 names to run the event, please book here:
christine@weeread.scot.uk
or Tel 07952 982868
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Express Yourself this Summer!


Wee Read presents 2 afternoon workshops exploring poetry and writing with Christine Cather.

Venue- Glasgow Buddhist Centre Library, 329 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3HW

Saturday 10th of June 1.30 – 4.30pm

Saturday 24th of June 1.30 – 4.30pm

Christine reads poems by great published authors. Then uses Natalie Goldberg’s free writing approach, to get you writing whatever you wish! Please come, to explore and express yourself in a conducive space. The selection of poems and writing are chosen to inspire a heartfelt response.

There are no rules!

Whatever you write is right!

Beginners and experienced writers are welcome! Christine will be reading aloud from poems and books by some of the great writers. We will have a wee chat about what the words mean to us, followed by a little writing to timed exercises. Everyone can join in as much or little as they wish.

Cost £10/£6 Concession


Christine Cather is a poet and a Buddhist. She leads therapeutic writing groups in Maggie’s Lanarkshire and Clydesdale Esteem mental health support group. She has been writing and working to develop bibliotherapy across Scotland for several years.

We need 8 names to run the event, please book here:
christine@weeread.scot.uk
or Tel 07952 982868
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Wee Read is at The Maggie's Lanarkshire today, podering life and death, with Rilke, William Carlos Williams and Mary Oliver.

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Here's oor latest wee blog!
http://www.weeread.scot/blog1

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Memoir just means story from the life, not the life story. Memoirs capture in words the story behind the still photos. It is defined by the narrow focus of the writer. However, this focus is broadened by rich details, strong descriptions, and letting readers glimpse your truth - your thoughts, your feelings and your perceptions.

It is that personal approach that isolates the writer and can generate feelings of vulnerability. However, if the story or lessons are universal, and the writing is powerful, the reader is engaged.
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