Date(s) - Fri 27th May, 2022
2:30pm - 4:30pm
The Spectrum Centre, Inverness, , IV1 1LS
Wha’s Like Us : Challenging Stigma Through Creativity
On Friday 27th May we are hosting the first 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 Cynthia Rogerson, this two hour workshop will open up the world of short story writing, using the HUG project as a springboard to creative expression.
Cynthia Rogerson is a Californian Scottish writer living in the Highlands. Winner of the V.S.Pritchett Prize, she’s published a memoir, five novels and a collection of short stories. I Love You Goodbye was translated into six languages, short-listed for Scottish Novel of the Year, and dramatized for BBC radio. Wait for Me Jack was published in 2017 under Addison Jones. A Sunday Times top summer read, it’s also an audiobook. Her newly published memoir titled Wah! is also an audiobook. She’s supervised on the Edinburgh University Creative Writing program and holds an RLF Fellowship. www.cynthiarogerson.org
Date: Friday 27th May
Location: The Spectrum Centre, Inverness
1B Margaret Street, IV1 1LS
Time: 14:30 – 16:30
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 course is now fully booked. Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01463 741 675 to be added to the waiting list.