A series of 3 online workshops using expressive writing and biblio-poetry therapy techniques to explore racism and identity.
We will use poetry and expressive writing to explore the experience and impact of racism on all of us. Charmaine and Victoria will create a non-judgmental space where we can listen and learn from each other and where voices that may have been silenced can be heard.
After the murder of George Floyd in May 2020, we were moved to start a more open conversation about racism in all its forms. We have taken our title from poet and activist, Adrienne Rich.
Participants should sign up/expect to attend all three workshops. Places are limited to 12.
- Lapidus Members: £45 (plus booking fee)
- Non-Member: £70 (plus booking fee)
Our Workshop Facilitators:
Charmaine Pollard is a Black British woman of Jamaican parents, living in London, UK, conscious of her struggles and assumptions placed on her because of her colour. She is a Counsellor and Certified Poetry Therapist and works with diverse communities. She is author of Writing for Resilience, a workbook that harnesses the power of writing to help boost self-awareness and strengthen resilience. Her website is www.charmainepollardcounselling.co.uk
Victoria Field is a white British woman, living in Canterbury, UK, aware of her privilege and freedoms. During the BLM demonstrations, she reached out to Charmaine as a friend and colleague, wanting to know how she could best respond, even though asking that question could be an imposition. She is a writer, a Mentor with the International Federation for Biblio-Poetry Therapy and a Course Director with the Professional Writing Academy, and is researching pilgrimage and narratives of transformation at Canterbury Christ Church University. Her website is www.thepoetrypractice.co.uk