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Derbyshire F.W.I. Centenary Celebration Anthology

To celebrate 100 years of the Women’s Institute in Derbyshire the Federation will publish an anthology of stories and poems edited by Chrissie Hall, written by members of Derbyshire Federation and submitted for judging as part of the Derbyshire Eisteddfod in 2015 The brief consisted of:- Category 1 – Poetry Writing – an original poem … Read more

Have You Ever Thought About Writing Your Life Story?

Writing your life story or memoir with a specialist life story writer facilitator and a supportive group of like-minded people is a wonderfully reflective and enjoyable occupation. This course is designed to give you all the help and inspiration you need to plan, write and organise your own unique life story, creating an enduring record … Read more

Summer Writing Retreat

Escape to Denman – it’s the perfect place for an indulgent Summer Writing Retreat. Make 2017 the year you dig out that unfinished writing project languishing in a drawer, or come and begin something completely new. Join inspirational classroom sessions with tips, ideas and constructive feedback then work in ‘one to one’ sessions with W.I. … Read more

Creative Writing for Well-being

Research tells us that writing expressively is therapeutic, relaxing and good for you. It enhances well-being and boosts self-confidence. Together we’ll explore routes to creative writing with music, location, colours, language essential oils and the seasons. Whether you’ve never written anything but shopping lists, or whether you’ve been a secret scribbler for years, escape to … Read more

One to One Life Story Writing Retreats

Day course fee £150.00 Come to rural Derbyshire and treat yourself, or a member of your family, to a special day or half-day Life Story Retreat created to suit you and your own unique writing project. Beginners are welcome and you don’t need any previous experience of writing to be able to write your life … Read more

‘Stories which need to be told’

Chrissie is currently offering supported life story writing sessions with families whose stories need to be told. Contact us if you would like to know more about this. My first contact with M was through the Erewash rEvive ‘Art in an Empty Shop’ initiative when I’d led workshops and drop in sessions for Erewash residents … Read more

Creative Writing for Articles and Features

In this practical writing workshop we’ll enjoy applying our creativity to writing light-hearted easy-reading features/ articles. We’ll look at popular local and national magazines to discover what styles, lengths and subjects are being chosen by editors for publication. Using our own interests as a basis, we’ll tease out promising subjects and learn how to develop, … Read more

Winter Writing Retreat

Escape to Denman – it’s the perfect place for an indulgent Winter Writing Retreat. Make 2017 the year you dig out that unfinished writing project languishing in a drawer, or come and begin something completely new. Join tutor led inspirational classroom sessions, discuss your writing, receive constructive feedback, and work in ‘one to one’ sessions … Read more

Have You Ever Thought About Writing Your Life Story?

Writing your life story or memoir with a specialist life story writer facilitator and a supportive group of like-minded people is a wonderfully reflective and enjoyable occupation. This course is designed to give you all the help and inspiration you need to plan, write and organise your own unique life story, creating an enduring record … Read more

Have You Ever Thought About Writing Your Life Story?

Writing your life story or memoir with a specialist life story writer facilitator and a supportive group of like-minded people is a wonderfully reflective and enjoyable occupation. This course is designed to give you all the help and inspiration you need to plan, write and organise your own unique life story, creating an enduring record … Read more