Innovation Fund Feedback from our friend Rasheda at The WILDE Foundation
The WILDE Foundation was awarded the Innovation Fund to deliver a six week creative writing project giving women the space to connect and exhale their voices onto the page. It is a unique empowering workshop that affords women the opportunity and a place for self-expression.
The workshops were interactive, starting with the women introducing themselves and explaining why they wanted to attend the workshops and their expectations.
Each week, the women worked from a lesson plan, which included: Introduction to Journal writing, an ongoing relationship with self, finding their Writing Process, journaling every day and sharing their process with the group.
They learnt that every great memoir has a catchy title, and they gave their memoir a title and began writing weekly.
Rasheda fed back that “The project was as a great success, and out of the positive feedback from Writing to Exhale, we are hosting a weekly Just Write Creative Writing Workshop. We also plan to run our next big project the Hammersmith & Fulham Writers’ Festival.”
In total there were 15 participants that benefited from the project. Rasheda stated that participants really got a lot from attending the writing workshops.
When asked to describe how they found the workshops from a list of words provided, the participants stated:
- Well presented.