Write Now meets every Tuesday (East London) 6:30pm-8:30pm & Wednesday (West London) from 3:30pm-5:30pm.
This creative writing workshop is for people at all stages of recovery who have been affected by addiction, including their family, carers and champions, or people who are returning to recovery after relapse and want regular writing opportunities as part of their recovery maintenance.
Drop-in exercises are tailored to the needs of participants who learn to tell stories, write dramatic dialogue and structure theatre scripts, which are then performed by professional actors in rehearsed readings or semi-staged productions.
Recent pieces shared by Write Now include:
This workshop is a safe space to share stories and build confidence, to support each other and to challenge the social stigma that people in recovery often feel.
Write Now will help you to:
1. Develop a personal voice through the written word
2. Create a safe peer-support network
3. Foster personal confidence
You can just drop-in as part of your recovery process, but we do request that you have abstained that day to take part.
Write Now participants are encouraged to attend OETC’s Social Activities, such as free Theatre Trips and Service User Social Events. Opportunities are advertised to current participants via email and text message.
Covid-19 Update (August 2021)
Our Write Now workshops remain accessible to attend either online OR in-person via our blended delivery service.
For those of you that want to attend in person, find out what to expect here!
If you have not been to an OETC workshop before please register your interest here.
If you are an existing OETC participant and have not received information about how to access these activities, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0207 371 8020 for more information.