East Dunbartonshire Information Line
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Writer in Residency Opportunity

OPAL partner Ceartas is currently seeking a Writer in Residence to facilitate a creative writing project “My Voice, My Choice”.

Thanks to funding from the Big Lottery, Investing in Ideas Award, Ceartas are delighted to announce that they will be running a Creative Writing Project, My Voice, My Choice, in the autumn of this year.
My Voice, My Choice will encourage participants to explore and use the written word to record their experiences. Facilitating a group which supports people to tell their stories in this new format will help to develop confidence and empower members of the community who often feel discriminated against or excluded.

This project will culminate in a publication which will be used to challenge and break down the stigma around “service user land” and associated conditions. The publication will also be used as a tool to raise awareness and understanding of the benefits of independent advocacy, by giving examples of advocacy within context that will help explain just how advocacy can support you.

You can download the Writer In Residence Role Description here, if you would like to chat about the project or the role, please call Sharon Bairden on 0141 775 0433 or email sbairden@ceartas.org.uk.