Beyond 2020: Community Reflections Creative Writing

Our Creative Writing Pieces

Earlier this year, author and playwrite, Alan Bissett facilitated two writer’s workshops as part of the project, one at Giffnock Library and the following at Barrhead Foundry Library.

Participants enjoyed four sessions with Alan who guided them towards writing a piece about their own covid experience. The first session was an opportunity to reflect, remember and share experiences of the pandemic as a group. Thereafter, Alan shared extracts of published works to inspire, writing exercises to help participants reflect onto paper and opportunities to share written work with others in the group in a supportive setting. The final written works on display and available to read online are the end products of the wonderful sessions and of the talented participants who have captured their Covid stories beautifully.

Alison’s Creative Writing Story

“All they do is eat. All I do is feed. And clean.”

Andrea’s Creative Writing Story

“I looked in the fridge and put every green vegetable in the blender.”

Emma’s Creative Writing Story

“Use your resistance band to tie up the garden gate when the lock breaks after a storm.”

Priyanka’s Creative Writing Story

“Open spaces again became so important in our lives.”

Louise’s Creative Writing Story

“Lock down. Stay put. But put on your lateral thinking!”

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