Words to Wales

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Dateline: 2010

Words to Wales: Disabled people write their lives

“Listen, Words to Wales
See the Humanity.
Ours Yours, mine, together.
The Same”
Elaine Davies

The aim of ‘Words to Wales’ is to promote knowledge and understanding of the barriers faced by disabled people in everyday life in Wales through poetry and prose. It aims to raise awareness amongst others such as people working in public services, the media and the general public to have more insight into the lives of disabled people.

Two creative writing workshops were held across Wales involving disabled people, younger and older and who had a range of different impairments.

  • One workshop held in Oriel Wrexham on the 2nd February 2010
  • One workshop held in Cardiff Chapter Arts Centre on the 9th February 2010

The workshops were open to all including people with limited literacy skills and from complete beginners to those with a serious interest in writing. They provided an excellent opportunity for disabled people to come together and learn about each other’s experiences. People had time and space to express themselves and find an inner flare for writing, positively transforming their experiences into short stories, quotes and poems about life as a disabled person.

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Feedback from participants:

Facilitator great!

Glad I came, was inspired

The whole group enjoyed the day. We enjoyed meeting other people

Good day. Be worthwhile doing more regularly”

“Excellent, would do it again

The Project is funded by the Welsh Assembly Government and the Arts Council for Wales and supported by Disability Arts Cymru

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