Move On

Workshop schedule: 5 weeks between August-September 2017

Writer: Karen Campbell

Karen Campbell is a graduate of Glasgow University’s Creative Writing Masters. She’s published six novels, most recently This Is Where I Am, about a Somali refugee in Glasgow, and Rise, which looks at Scotland during Indyref1. Karen received a Creative Scotland Bursary for research into her forthcoming novel The Infinite Line, which tells the story of the US Buffalo soldiers in Tuscany in WW2.

Move On works in Scotland to unlock the potential of vulnerable young people and those affected by homelessness in order to improve their lives. Their service users have a variety of specific support needs, including poor physical/mental health, homelessness, substance misuse, offending, money/debt problems, lack of qualifications or engagement in any kind of training, volunteering, education or employment.

Workshop schedule: 5 weeks between August-September 2017

Group size: max. 12 (mixed group with various ages)

Theme(s) if applicable: Home, Glaswegian identity and language

Key objectives:

  • Complementing the Move On literacy programme
  • Enable service users to feel more confident in creative writing
  • Offer a fun exploration of different writing genres
  • Offer a platform to perform/share their work with an audience

Closing event: Byres Road Book Festival

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As part of our 18-month Many Voices project, we partnered up with the charity Move On to run a series of writing workshops with their service users. Led by author Karen Campbell, the group embarked on a 5-week journey to explore different types of writing styles – and to determine the stories they wanted to share with the rest of the world.

January 18, 2018

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It is our pleasure to introduce Kerrie O’Brien, our international guest writer for Many Voices writing group with Move On.

June 23, 2017