Spirit Advocacy Workshop: Online Comedy Writing with A.L. Kennedy

Spirit Advocacy Workshop: Online Comedy Writing with A.L. Kennedy

Date(s) - Thu 28th Jul, 2022
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Wha’s Like Us : Challenging Stigma Through Creativity


On Thursday 28th July we are hosting the third of five special writing workshops, delivered in collaboration with Spirit Advocacy and HUG: Action for Mental Health.

Stigma affects the lives of those living with mental illness around the Highlands. The HUG project is using Robert Burns and Scotland’s Year of Stories to deliver their anti stigma work; highlighting the effects of stigma through creativity including creative writing, audio and film and challenging people to think differently about mental illness.

Tutored by writer A.L. Kennedy, this two hour workshop will open up the world of comedy writing, using the HUG project as a springboard to creative expression.

A.L. Kennedy has won a variety of UK and international book awards, including a Lannan Award, The Costa Prize, The Heinrich Heine Preis, The Somerset Maugham Award and The John Llewellyn Rees Prize. She has twice been included on the Granta Best of Young British Novelists list. She has written nine novels, six short-story collections, three books of non-fiction and three books for children. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a member of the Akademie der Kunst. She also writes for the stage, screen, TV and has created an extensive body of radio work including documentaries, monologues, dramas and essays. She also performs occasionally in one person shows and as a stand up comic.

Date: Thursday 28th July

Location: Online

Time: 6.00pm – 8.00pm

Tickets are open to all – booking is required via our booking form below.

This event is free of charge to HUG members. Donations welcome from all other ticket holders.


This event is fully booked. Please email info@moniackmhor.org.uk to be added to the waiting list.

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