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Inclusion through narrative

The ways in which individuals and societies make and communicate their stories influences identity, builds understanding and resilience, shares diversity and nurtures equality. This theme considers how storytelling can be used to extend cross-disciplinary communities of practice across health, the humanities and the arts. It operates a programme of symposiums that inform our Creative Writing with Wellbeing BA, and a book series with Intellect.

Eshani Adhikary: Narrative Recipes

Eshani Adhikary has created a collection of recipes exploring culture and narrative storytelling. Titled ‘Hidden Stories of a Dusty Kitchen’, she states: This project is a homage to my roots, the women in my home who really didn’t belong to… Continue Reading →

Dr Lou Tondeur shares her keynote workshop from REWILD

Rewilding Your Self: a Mindful Writing Workshop A guided meditation at the Rewild Festival In the Mindful Writing Workshop at the Rewild Festival on 26th May 2023, we focused on the idea that we’re implicated in Matsuo Bashô’s frog poem;… Continue Reading →

REWILD Conference Proceedings – now available

REWILD 2023 (1) (1)   UPDATE Due to technical issues, we have been obliged to rethink the performance of Can’t Pay, Won’t Pay. This event will now consist of: Part A: Storytelling on womaxn mental health: Monologues and discussion on… Continue Reading →

Seed funded project – Articulate and CAW

Call for papers extended for REWILD

Call for Papers – REWILD: Festival of Storytelling and Community Programme When | 26th May 2023 Where | Sallis Benny What | This one-day festival gathers together academics, students, writers, artists and practitioners committed to developing research led work on… Continue Reading →

Read CAW member Alex Fitch’s new piece for The Conversation

Black Panther is a step in the right direction and a diverse audience is hungry for more inclusive roles and storylines Alex Fitch, University of Brighton From Doctor Strange: In the Multiverse of Madness to the recent She-Hulk: Attorney at Law,… Continue Reading →

Report | Common Threads: Black and Asian British Women’s Writing International Conference

CAW member and conference co-organiser, Vedrana Velickovic, reports on the success of the CAW-funded conference Common Threads The Common Threads conference was held at the University of Brighton from 21-23 July 2023 at Edward Street, City Campus. It was co-organized… Continue Reading →

Report | Queer Peers, 15 June 2022

Members of the project team report on the many successes of the Queer Peers project in 2022 How is queer wellbeing nurtured locally, outside of traditional ‘mental health’ care? The Queer Peers project, jointly funded by the Centre for Arts… Continue Reading →

Report | Graphic Brighton, 27-28 May 2022

Co-organiser, Barbara Chamberlin, reports on the many successes of Graphic Brighton 2022 Graphic Brighton is a comics symposium that has run annually (aside from the pandemic) since 2014 and brings together comics creators, publishers, academics, students and the general public,… Continue Reading →

Panic Response: An Interview with Poet John McCullough

CAW Postgraduate member, Becca Oliver (MA Creative Writing) shares a recent interview with poet John McCullough   “Picture it now so you’ll remember the scene one lonely midnight when your heart assaults your ribs: the galactic light of tiny selves… Continue Reading →

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