The Hearth Gallery / Oriel Yr Aelwyd - The Dementia Darnings Online Creative Writing Workshop

Type of Event: Writing Workshop

Zoom workshop delivered by Briony Goffin as part of the Dementia Darnings project.

As part of the Dementia Darnings project, Briony Goffin (Jenni Dutton's daughter) will be delivering creative writing workshops as a response to the artwork of her grandmother.

If you haven't been able to view the exhibition at the Hearth Gallery, please familiarise yourself with the artwork by viewing the virtual exhibition:

About the Workshops:

Writing as Tribute - Inspired by the Dementia Darnings exhibition, this warm and welcoming creative writing workshop will explore the power of Writing as Tribute. With support and guidance from writer and tutor, Briony Goffin, participants will be given opportunity to write a tribute to someone special in their lives in the form of a simple list poem. No previous writing experience required, and all writing materials provided.

This workshop also takes its inspiration from Briony Goffin’s TED talk, Writing as an Act of Tribute, in which Briony uses the form of the list poem to honour her grandmother, Gladys Dutton. Briony Goffin is daughter of artist, Jenni Dutton, and Gladys Dutton is also the subject of the Dementia Darnings. This project has created opportunity for mother and daughter’s work to overlap, and to bring three generations of women back together again.

About the Facilitator:

Briony Goffin is a writer, tutor and mentor. She teaches creative writing at Cardiff University and is a specialist in facilitating Creative Writing experiences in community and healthcare settings. Briony has worked extensively in the NHS, working with patients, staff, and relatives, using creative writing as a medium to document and reflect upon the world of the hospital. She has been awarded inspirational tutor of the year by NIACE and has shared her work on Writing as Tribute with a global audience for TEDxCardiff.

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  • Thursday 26th May 2022



Start time:

11:00 AM


2 hours