Spirit Advocacy Workshop: Writing Place with Jen Hadfield

Spirit Advocacy Workshop: Writing Place with Jen Hadfield

Date(s) - Mon 5th Sep, 2022
6:00pm - 8:30pm

WASPS Inverness Creative Academy, Inverness, , IV2 3JP

Wha’s Like Us : Challenging Stigma Through Creativity


On Monday 5th September we are hosting the fourth 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 poet Jen Hadfield, this two hour workshop will look at writing about place, using the HUG project as a springboard to creative expression.

Jen Hadfield lives in Shetland. Her first collection, Almanacs, won an Eric Gregory Award in 2003. Her second collection, Nigh-No-Place, won the T. S. Eliot Prize and was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Collection. She won the Edwin Morgan Poetry Competition in 2012, and her most recent collection, The Stone Age, was awarded the 2021 Highland Book Prize.

Date: Monday 5th September

Location: WASPS Inverness Creative Academy, Midmills Bldg, Stephen’s St, Inverness IV2 3JP

Time: 6.00pm – 8.30pm (including a short break)

This is an ‘in-person’ only event. Tickets are open to all – booking is required via our booking form below.

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


This course is now fully booked. Please contact us on info@moniackmhor.org.uk or 01463 741 675 to be added to the waiting list.

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