Creative Writing

A hand holds a pen and writes on a notebook

Tuesdays at 2 - 4pm

Writing is a great way for us to express our thoughts and feelings, and relieve tension or stress. No writing experience is needed to join this group activity.

Sammy will explore:

  • Writing a prose poem - exploring this hybrid, rebellious form  
  • Writing from life - nonfiction, memoir - how can we mine our own lives and experience for our writing  
  • Writing flash fiction - we explore this micro form through readings and having a go ourselves 
  • Wtep-by-step writing a sonnet 
  • Writing very very short poems (haikus etc) 

Marianne will look at:

  • nature writing - responding to photos, other writing and stimulus from the garden!
  • character work - exploring our relationship with public figures who inspire us like superheroes, women from history, influential figures.
  • object work -writing inspired by objects relating to a theme e.g. holidays

How to get started

    If you’re interested in joining then please complete the form below. This will be sent securely to the team at hoot who will be in touch to help you get started.

    This group is free for people who are

    • Aged 18 or over
    • Living in Kirklees
    • Wanting to look after their well-being and mental health
      (you don’t need a diagnosis to sign up)

    If you'd prefer to complete a paper form or you would like to complete the form over the phone with a staff member, please contact us and let us know.

    Need help?

    Not sure if this is the right thing for you? Our friendly team can tell you more about the activities and the sign up process. Give us a bell or send an email to talk to us.

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    Dates and time

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    All sessions take place at 2 - 4pm

    Where we are

    hoot is located in Bates Mill not far from Huddersfield town centre on the corner of Queen Street South and Milford Street. 

    We have a 1-step accessible entrance on Milford Street with a ramp available. We also have a wheelchair friendly toilet and a hearing loop available to use.

    Bates Mill,
    Milford Street
    Huddersfield, HD1 3DX

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    Two men talking and engaging in creative activity
    Two men talking and engaging in creative activity