Stroke Survivors get the WoW FactorWriting on the Wall and The Stroke Association are delighted to announce they are launching a new creative writing project for stroke survivors in Merseyside. The workshops will be led by spoken word artist and performer, Curtis Watt.
The workshops will begin on Thursday 26th September and the participants will work on developing stories to publish and perform for a celebration event to mark World Stroke Day on Tuesday 29th October 2013
There will be four, two-hour workshops that will be delivered at The Hope Centre in the Old Roan Baptist Church, Aintree Lane, L10 2JD.
The aim of What’s Your Story? is to support personal development through creative writing and story-telling, with a view to overcoming personal isolation, increasing confidence and preparing learners for more formal learning, employment training and employment. The programme offers the opportunity to engage with others, as well creative activities for self-expression and reflection.
The Stroke Association is the leading charity in the UK changing the world for people affected by stroke.
Kate Charles, Stroke Association Coordinator says:
“The WoW What’s Your Story? project will enable stroke survivors to have a voice to tell their story about the impact of stroke. We have approx. 20 stroke survivors who are all looking forward to the opportunity to get creative and work together. The project is great for raising awareness and the hidden effects of stroke, including (emotional and cognitive) and also showing that there is ‘life after stroke’. The aim is to help stroke survivors increase their confidence and showcase the work to a wider audience that they achieve in this unique project.”