Award-winning writer and performer, Cathy Crabb, is launching a weekly writing group at homelessness charity Emmaus Mossley, open to all ages and abilities.
The Emmaus Writing Circle will start on Saturday 23 June, from 10:30am to 12pm, and will run for eight weeks. The group is aimed at anyone looking to improve their creative writing skills and will be led by Saddleworth-based Cathy Crabb.
Cathy said: “Whether you’re an absolute beginner or a more experienced writer in search of inspiration, this weekly group will empower everyone to write with more creativity and confidence. We will do exercises to flex our creative muscles, learn from each other and discover new ways to capture real-life in words.”
Cathy has written over 20 plays including Beautiful House, Roots of Love, Fifteen Minutes with You, The Bubbler and Moving Pictures.
Her plays, sketches and poetry have been performed at Contact, Theatre in the Mill, Royal Exchange, Lowry, Library Theatre, The Black Lion, King’s Arms, Lass O Gowrie and many site specific venues and pubs across the region.
Cathy added: “Maybe you haven’t written creatively for years or indeed ever! This will be a welcoming and engaging Saturday morning open to people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. You can dip in and out of the sessions each week and there will be no pressure to share what you have written with the group.”
Emmaus Mossley supports 26 formerly homeless people by providing them with a home and work in a community setting. The charity runs a social enterprise in Mossley, selling donated and up-cycled furniture, household goods, clothes, bric-a-brac and vintage wares.
Each Saturday session will cost £6 (half goes to Emmaus Mossley) and the price includes a writing journal for each attendee.
To find out more about Emmaus Mossley’s upcoming events head to www.emmaus.org.uk/mossley/events. If you would like to get involved or donate an item, please call 01457 838608 or visit the store at Longlands Mill, Queen Street, Mossley OL5 9AH.