Clear Lines

I was fortunate enough to have taken part in some seminars and work groups recently, listening to some fantastic and inspiring people talk on the subject of sexual violence from a variety of perspectives. One workshop, lead by the Clear Lines team, looked at using creativity in expressing views on survivorship. The project culminated in the production of an amazing creative writing guide for survivors of sexual abuse and violence, aimed to be shared far and wide.

The 28 page guide, produced by poet Clare Shaw and novelist Winnie M. Li, with contributions from those who took part in the workshop, can be viewed directly from this page (see below) and is fully interactive so you can print it or download it straight from the resource. Alternatively, there is a link for you to download to your device, underneath the guide.

“Thank you to Olivia Doherty for designing the guide and to Lorna Faye Dunsire for creating the beautiful artwork. We are grateful to the Royal Society of Literature for supporting this project through the Literature Matters Award. And of course, we are most grateful to the many survivors who took part in our workshops, contributed their voices, and reminded us of the power of words.”

Clear Lines

Clear Lines Creative Writing Resource

You can download the resource to your device HERE.

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