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Alison Lock - Poet, Writer

Courses cancelled due to Covid 19.

7th May 2020 6:15 pm - 10th May 2020 2:00 pm


1046 Bristol Road Birmingham

B29 6LJ, United Kingdom

T +44 (0)121 472 5171

Facilitators: Farrukh Aktar and Alison Lock

‘Greet yourself in your thousand other forms. As you mount the hidden tide and travel back home’ Hafiz. Whether you are looking for practical tips to kick start your writing, or seek deeper personal transformation, this course provides a safe, inspiring retreat. Introducing key tools of Transformative Life Writing™ that minimise your inner critic, enabling you to re-connect with your authentic voice. On completion, writers join the wider community of Transformative Life Writers™. This includes newsletters, and an annual retreat at Woodbrooke. 

Dancing with Words

July 6th 2019

Hedd Wen Peace Garden

Ty Gwyn, Kiln Road, Llanfoist,

Abergavenny. NP7 9NE

Email Gill Branch: [email protected]

Facilitators: Ann Bettys and Alison Lock

A day of creative writing and movement.

Using simple forms of movement we will explore our stories for a creative writing journey. In the afternoon we shall spend time in the beautiful garden of Hedd Wen and beyond (depending on weather) taking our words with us, nurturing and deepening our experience in the natural world, and returning to write our stories or poems.

Feedback from previous Dancing with Words courses: ‘Sustaining empathy and understanding’. ‘Steady, unhurried pace..’

Hedd Wen means blessed or tranquil peace - inspiration for the name came from the WW1 Welsh poet Ellis Hymphrey Evans whose pen name was Hedd Wyn. Read more about Hedd Wen from the Small Pilgrim Places Network.

I also work with Anna Levin to run courses on nature-writing and life-writing. 


Feedback from Writing and Movement course - Swarthmoor Hall, Ulverston, April 2015.

'Sustaining empathy and understanding'.

'Steady unhurried pace but getting through the course content'.

'I found the movement sessions complemented the day'.

The Lake at Woodbrooke Study Centre, Birmingham.

Hedd Wen Peace Garden