The Create Together Project run by Inspiring You CIC and funded by the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by the National Lottery Community Fund, was completed in September.
The culminating activity of the project was the creation and publication of an anthology comprises of images of the some the pieces created by some of the participants, along with short stories, and poetry during the Creative Writing workshops.
Create Together: Our Voices, Our Hands, Our Lives
In 2020 I joined a creative writing course initially with the expectation of learning to improve on writing my meditation scripts. Never did I imagine that I would be writing poetry, childrens stories, memoirs and fictional short stories. A journey which I shall treasure very closely in my heart.
During lockdown and winter months I had the pleasure of meeting wonderful ladies on a weekly basis, where we laughed, cried and of course learned priceless writing knowledge. I feel truly grateful and blessed. I would personally like to say a huge thank you to Sandra Pollock and Sonia Thompson for all the knowledge and guidance they shared, for having me on the course, believing in me and my writing. Thank you to all the wonderful supporting and encouraging ladies on the course. Indy Samra
The wonderful aspect of the anthology is that it brings to the fore the voices, experiences, perceptions, skills, and ideas from women of communities that have not been heard before. The voices of women from these communities have not previously been encouraged or heard. We hope that this opportunity will encourage women from the African Caribbean and Asian communities to understand how important it is that they step forward and share their experiences in stories, poems, and art forms.
Our thanks go to all participants in the Create Together Project. Particularly commendation goes to those who were brave enough to submit some of their creative endeavours to this anthology.
Thank you. Thank you Thank You Sonia and Sandra for the beautiful lovely book (2) that I just received now. I can’t wait to read it all. I am very happy and thankful for offering me a place on Create Together project and I will always cherish my experiences in the future. Thank you Sandra for your autograph. 🙏 Kaulshalia Chudasama
A copy of Create Together: Our Voices, Our Hands, Our Lives can be made from Amazon, other good booksellers.