Writing 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 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.”
Curtis Watt – Performance Poet.
The workshops sessions will be led by performance artist Curtis Watt, a Liverpool born and based performance poet. Curtis has delivered rap sets and poetry performances at many city centre venues all over Merseyside over the last 13 years. International tours include South Africa, Germany, USA and Czechoslovakia.
Curtis’ Film and television credits for writing and performing song/rap include, ‘Who put the beat in Merseybeat’ and ‘STUSSH 2’, (Granada TV), and as an actor playing KC in ‘Supply & Demand’ (MerseyTV), Simon in ‘The League of Gentleman’ (BBC) plus more.
Writing on the Wall festival Director, Madeline Heneghan says:
"Writing on the Wall believes in the power of creative activity to have a positive effect upon people’s lives. Working with stroke survivors is a very exciting step for us, and with such great success from our previous What's Your Story? courses we are looking forward to what's to come from our newest collaboration with The Stroke Association."
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