Date:   Saturday 27th April 2024

   1.30pm – 4.30pm 

Venue: The MAC, Belfast

10 Exchange Street, West, Belfast BT1 2NJ


In this workshop, we will explore and develop our ideas about creativity by responding to a range of poems, images, objects and other prompts. We will play with the themes of creativity and the elements,  and express ourselves through individual and group writing and other creative activities.  Workshop activities will also include creative responses to an exhibition in the MAC’s art galleries

This workshop is for anyone who would benefit from some creative space and the opportunity to interact with others interested in creativity. It is suitable for writers, other creatives, and therapists who would like to develop their personal and/or professional practice. You may claim a certificate with CPD hours for the workshop (please request this when booking).

The workshop will draw on the principles and practices of poetry therapy. Poetry therapy involves responding to inspiring quotations, poems, stories and other art forms. It can support self-awareness, self-expression, wellbeing, and connection with one’s emotions and creativity. This workshop is the fifth in a series developed for the Northern Ireland Poetry Therapy Interest Group, which is an initiative of the Irish Poetry Therapy Network(IPTN)

 Please bring along:

  1. A notebook and a pen and/or a sketch book and drawing materials, or other art materials of choice.
  2. An item related to one of the elements, such as earth, air, water, fire, wood, metal, or any of the elements on the periodic table, or anything else!

For enquiries and bookings, please contact  Shelley Tracey,  PTP (Poetry Therapy Practitioner) by



£20.00 for members of the Irish Poetry Therapy Network

£30.00 for non-members

Please note: While this workshop will offer insights into the role of creativity in supporting mental health and wellbeing, it is not a therapy session.