Training opportunity: National Memory Day poet training session in Gloucestershire

The National Memory Day Partnership are currently seeking applications for a free half-day National Memory Day poet training session on the morning of Thursday 21st June 2018 at Gloucester Library.

We are looking for expressions of interest from practising poets who are resident in Gloucestershire or within an easy commute of the town of Gloucester. The selected candidates will be invited to attend this free half day training session for poets interested in delivering poetry workshops at Memory Cafés and other community dementia support settings. This is part of our National Memory Day project, which celebrates the power of poetry and the positive impact of creative engagement for those affected by memory loss. The training will be delivered jointly by the Alzheimer’s Society and, on behalf of Literature Works, the poet Karen Hayes, who has successfully run several National Memory Day sessions. It takes place at Gloucester Library. The training is offered free of charge and, although attendance does not guarantee subsequent work, it is in preparation for an upcoming programme of workshops at Memory Cafés in Gloucestershire. You can find out more about Memory Cafes here

How to apply
If you would like to apply for a place at the training session please apply in writing via email, submitting a CV of relevant experience alongside a one page supporting statement detailing your suitability for the project.

Applications should be sent to memoryday@literatureworks.org.uk and should be received no later than 5pm on Friday 8th June 2018. We will notify successful applicants that they have been allocated a place by 5pm on Friday 15th June 2018.

More info here: http://nationalmemoryday.org.uk/national-memory-day-poet-training-session-in-gloucestershire/

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