Five Lives began as a 10-week literacy course at The Esther Community Women’s Hostel, delivered by Fiona Prideaux, a tutor for Devon Adult & Community Learning. Over the weeks and months it became clear just quite how talented the five writers were and it became obvious that a published book of their stories would help others battling an addiction, domestic violence, self-harming and homelessness.
It has always been our aim not just to sell copies of the book and for our stories to be read, but for other hostels, charities, support centres and self-help groups to set up their own therapeutic writing groups and reap the personal and psychological rewards that writing can bring.
In order to achieve this, Fiona has written some ‘Notes’ which will help others to set up their own therapeutic writing groups. These will be available very soon by clicking here.