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DIGITAL | Writing for Wellbeing

Tap into your creative side and set your inner storyteller free! These free and inclusive workshops are beginner-friendly. Using intuition, imagination and description, participants will be guided through a series of short writing exercises to enhance confidence and creativity in a safe and respectful space. During COVID-19, these workshops have been adapted for online delivery so participants can join from the comfort of home. 


When: You can pick from one of two sessions below. Please note, the same workshop will be run twice so please only book into one program.

  • Wednesday 25 November, 6pm--8pm
  • Friday 27 November, 10am--12pm

Where: Online! You’ll get the link on the ‘Online Event Page’. The workshop will be held on Zoom and you will be able to interact with the workshop facilitator and other participants.

Cost: This workshop is free but registration via Eventbrite is essential and places are limited. You must register to access the workshop link.


This is a beginner-friendly workshop open to anyone that would like to explore the benefits of creative writing for mental health. This workshop is open to anyone who lives, works, studies or plays in the City of Ryde.


Once you’ve registered for this event, you will be able to access information about how to login and access the webinar by viewing the online event page. You’ll also be sent reminder links from Eventbrite prior to the workshop.

You’ll need access to a stable internet connection and a computer, laptop or tablet to participate in the workshop. We don’t recommend using a phone due to the small screen size.

If you prefer to write with pen and paper, make sure you bring that along too. 


Lucy Nelson
Lucy Nelson is the former Artistic Director of the Queensland Poetry Festival. Her fiction has been awarded residencies and shortlisted for prizes in Australia and the UK. Her non fiction has been published by The Sydney Morning Herald and The Big Issue. She has spoken on panels at the Bangalore Literature Festival in India, the Asia Pacific Writers and Translators Network in Macau, China and National Young Writers Month in Australia. Currently, Lucy leads the creative writing program at Upbeat Arts. Over the past two years, Lucy has delivered over 100 free creative writing workshops throughout central and regional Queensland.


These workshops are part of the Art for Mental Health - a project that celebrates the benefits of art making for wellbeing. It aims to spotlight local artists and develop awareness of mental health resources and communities of support in the City of Ryde. 

The City of Ryde is showcasing the work of five local artists from Insideout Gallery at Macquarie Hospital and Cornucopia Community Art Group. Original artworks will be displayed as flags around Top Ryde from 4 November to 4 December 2020. 

View more information at Art for Mental Health


Join the City of Ryde as we all come together as a community to celebrate Social Inclusion Week, which will be held from 21–29 November 2020.

The week will be dedicated to promoting the benefits of social inclusion and how we can all work together to create conditions that allows everyone to have equal opportunities.

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Date & Time

Wednesday 25 November 2020 / 6.00PM - 8.00PM
Friday 27 November 2020 / 10.00AM - 12.00PM


City of Ryde
Phone: 9952 8222


Free. Registrations essential.

Register Online

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Last updated on 21 October 2020