Could you be a Writer Who Cares?

After the fantastic response we’ve had towards last year’s sessions, we’re excited to announce that our Writers Who Care project is returning on 22nd September! We are looking for carers to join our 2022 Writers Who Care sessions.

What is the project about?

In January 2021, a group of unpaid carers in the North East began to meet for a weekly video call with the goal of starting a new creative writing project through the guidance of theatre-maker Liv Hunt.

The weekly sessions aim to provide carers with a safe space to be heard, connect, and support each other. We turn our thoughts and experiences into creative pieces. Writers Who Care is an anthology of short stories, poems, and songs that tell our story and give you a glimpse into our lives as unpaid carers. This video shows the process of making the anthology during the online sessions.

I’ve never done creative writing before; should I join?

Yes! You don’t need to have any previous experience to get involved with the project. Liv is here to help all members of the group make something the way they want to.

Can I try the group without needing to sign up for the full project?

We’re more than happy for you to give it a go! We all have experience with caring roles and know that they’re all very different. If you need to step out for a week or if you find that the group isn’t for you, that’s ok!

How do I sign up?

Please contact us if you would like to get involved!

Who is Liv Hunt?

Liv is Woven Nest’s Co-Artistic Director and a former unpaid carer. She has worked in the creative arts for many years and recently formed Woven Nest; a workshop-led theatre company for neurodivergent audiences and older people living in care homes.

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Read the stories, poems, and songs by our carers and let us know what you think in the comments below!

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