What we do
The Writing Space offers workshops, courses, coaching, mentoring and bespoke events using expressive, reflective and creative writing. Participants are encouraged to think and feel creatively to challenge their expectations and perceived limitations.
We work with a wide range of clients from a variety of sectors:
- health and social care
- women’s groups
- inclusive arts
- mental health
- homeless young people
- faith groups
Whether you want to write for personal development, to enhance wellbeing or to share with an audience, The Writing Space has the scope and experience to design tailored sessions for individuals and groups of all sizes.
We have a number of tried and tested workshops for business, community and educational organisations. We also like to be challenged to deliver new sessions to match the exact needs of our clients. Get in touch to find out more.
About Judi Sissons
I am a writer, poet and librettist with a broad experience of teaching and running writing groups in higher education, schools, the voluntary sector, business and the community.
I have an MA with Distinction in Creative Writing and Personal Development from the University of Sussex, a First Class Honours degree in English and a Certificate in Arts Therapies. I am an accredited Relational Dynamics coach and take a creative coaching approach in my work with groups and individual clients. I am a member of The National Association for Writers in Education and Lapidus, the international organisation for the literary arts in personal development. I hold public liability insurance and DBS clearance.
The Writing Space, founded in 2011, grew out of my interest in writing for wellbeing and a desire to work with a wide range of groups and individuals.
It aims to encourage transformation through the production of dynamic writing and the inter-play between writing as therapy and writing as art. I enjoy inventing new techniques and exercises to produce aesthetically strong, bold new writing.
My own writing includes plays, poetry, graphic memoir and short fiction.
My play The Mad Women of England explored women’s mental health in Edwardian England and was featured in the States of Mind festival at the Soho Theatre.
I am currently writing the libretto for The Magic Lantern opera, collaborating with Omar Shahryar and Opera Schmopera to take opera and magic lanterns into schools and youth groups.