GIBUNCO
GIBRALTAR INTERNATIONAL
LITERARY FESTIVAL

15th – 18th November 2018

Using Poetry to Promote Talking and Healing

Price: Standard £12, Senior Citizens £8, Children £8

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Using Poetry to Promote Talking and Healing

Dr Pooky Knightsmith

Nov

15

12:00pm 1h
John Mackintosh Hall

Pooky is an accidental poet… having written a poem a day for over three years, spanning her journey through post traumatic stress disorder, anorexia, self-harm, depression and anxiety, she found that her poems helped not only herself but others too. She found that her poems didn’t need to be good to spark discussion, understanding and healing; and that others who’d never considered poetry were soon using her poems, or creating their own, to find ways forwards at difficult times.

Pooky will share some of her personal story through her poems, and also provide practical starting points for anyone interested in using poetry as a tool for talking and healing; even if they’ve never considered writing poetry before.