What a nice start to Spring for us this past week, with Maggie’s writing group at Monkland’s Hospital, which was beautiful as ever. However, we do need some more people to come along. So, if you or anyone you know has been affected by cancer, you can call the Maggie’s Lanarkshire to talk and register to join the writing group. We meet every 1st Tuesday of every month at 1-3pm.
Comments are that it is relaxing and therapeutic, and some people who thought it may not be for them have come and got a lot out of it.
Then, back to Hope Cafe after a fortnight off.It was so good to meet new faces back in the old space on the ground floor of the Cafe again.It went very well with some deep discussion and writing about Spring poems and recovery stories.
We go to Horizon’s Recovery Cafe in Dalkeith starting next Friday, 15th so looking forward to that!
I have been accepted to train as a See Me Local Community Champion, and will be starting on Tuesday this week, so it’s new beginnings this month.
Words and Spirit
Adrian Bailey, one of the directors of Wee Read, is planning to deliver a new course at Stonehouse Hope Cafe on ‘Literature and Spirit’ and it sounds like that will be a very thoughtful course. I am also doing a Wee Read at the Glasgow Buddhist Centre in May which I am really enjoying preparing. Picking poems, discussion points and writing prompts to use for reflection on how we can use writing to deepen our knowledge of ourselves and our inner processes.