The National Centre for Arts and Health, with Chronic Pain Ireland, are offering creative writing classes to people living with chronic pain. This community based creative writing group will be held in Tallaght Library for ten weeks begining in October 2012.

The group is facilitated by Writer in Residence Michael McCarthy, who is in residence in the stroke service of the hospital for three months. This group is offered in collaboration with South Dublin County Libraries. This group is now full.

This group aims to explore the role of creative writing for people with chronic pain. The Centre is developing a number of initiatives in the area of community based arts and health groups. Previous programmes include art therapy for people with arthritis and print making for those who have completed the hospital cardiac rehabilitation programme. All programmes are for patients of the hospital but take place in the community and aim to offer a bridge for people living with long term conditions – a stepping stone between hospital arts programmes and community arts groups.

For more information about this programme contact the National Centre for Arts and Health on 01 414 2076


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