Workshops

  • Wild Wisdom Workshop – Women Writing their Way Home

    Wild Wisdom Workshops with Siobhan Mac Mahon

    Art by Gaia Orion

    ‘Thank you for a magical workshop. In times of so much dark energy it was an oasis of light’

    ‘A beautiful blend of eloquent madness and wisdom – just what I needed!’

    ‘Opened a door which I had kept shut – Inspirational, an awakening’

    An invitation to celebrate, liberate and remember the wild woman within through creative writing; giving voice to the wisdom of your body, the knowing in your bones, the singing in your veins….

    Wild Wisdom Workshops with Siobhan Mac Mahon
    In a warm, welcoming and lively workshop surprise and delight yourself by your ability to weave your own words into poems, discovering and sharing your authentic, unfettered voice with other women.

    Siobhan will guide you in a series of creative exercises to help you discover the power of words to re-member, to name and to bless ourselves and our own reality; to give voice to the Sacred Feminine within. Words to help heal what may be wounded, banished or neglected, words to revel and rejoice in, words to awaken the strong warrior within, stroppy words, powerful words, gentle words – your words!

    Suitable for all levels of experience. Workshops can be for a half day, a full day or over a series of evenings, depending on the group and the setting. Siobhan has over twenty years of experience inspiring people to find and trust their own voice through writing and performance.

    ‘A totally inspiring day, sitting in circle with Siobhan and other women allowing our Wild Wisdom writing to flow’

    I would be delighted to discuss running a workshop for your group or organisation, please contact me if you would like more information and/or to discuss the needs of your group.

    Wild Wisdom Workshops with Siobhan Mac Mahon

  • Writing in the Community

    Community Writing Workshops with Siobhan Mac Mahon

    Many people have a fear of writing and feel that they can’t do it. Siobhan aims to dispel this fear and encourage people to have a go, to experiment, to have fun, to take a risk and see what happens. She uses a variety of ways to encourage people to write and express themselves and to tell their stories, employing both writing exercises, oral story telling exercises, poetry reading and sometimes even some gentle drama games!

    Siobhan has worked extensively in the community with many different groups including: Writer’s groups, Dancers, Women’s groups, Young People, school children, Refugees, People with learning difficulties, people with a disability and Homeless people.

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    She has worked freelance with the following organizations: Artworks Creative Communities, Bradford, Kala Sangham, Full Body and the Voice, Artforms, Fabric, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, East Leeds F.M radio, Thomas Danby College, Creative Partnerships, Yorkshire Arts Circus.

    Siobhan would be delighted to discuss running a workshop for your group or organisation, please contact her if you would like more information and/or to discuss the needs of your group.

    Community Writing Workshop Participants

  • Writing for Wellbeing, Self-Expression and Creative Growth

    Writing for Wellbeing Workshops with Siobhan Mac Mahon

    “This has proved to be the start of wonderful journey., I feel my old confident self is being restored”

    ‘“I am grateful for the feelings I was able to express and share. A beautiful workshop”

    In a warm, welcoming and supportive workshop discover the power of words to help promote wellbeing, self-expression and creative growth.

    Surprise and delight yourself by your ability to weave your own words into poems and to express your thoughts and feelings through creative writing and journaling.

    Siobhan has many years of experience inspiring people to find and trust their own voice through Creative writing. Much of the focus of her work has been with vulnerable and socially excluded groups focusing on writing and performance as a creative tool for self-expression and healing. She has worked with: Carers, Stroke survivors, The bereaved (including S.A.N.D.S) Mental health patients, and Survivors of domestic abuse. She is a member of Lapidus – the national organisation promoting writing for wellbeing.

    “This course has re-vitalised me in many ways”

    “The Creative writing awakened my love of poetry, storytelling and keeping a journal.”

    Please contact Siobhan if you would like more information or to talk to her about running a Writing for Wellbeing workshop for your group or organisation.
    Writing for Wellbeing Workshops with Siobhan Mac Mahon

  • Speak Up!

    Speak up !

    ”Has given me the confidence and skills which I will definitely use in the future”

    “I was highly delighted with my achievement and have Siobhan’s patience and enthusiasm to thank for that”

    “Gave me a whole new approach to performing my writing”

    Speak up! is a workshop in performance skills for writers. Speak Up! enables writers grow in confidence to perform their own words and even to begin enjoying the experience!

    The workshop is lively and a lot of fun as we explore the skills we need to breathe life into our own words. Siobhan draws on both her drama training and her extensive experience of performing her own poetry to inform her teaching.

    Please contact Siobhan if you would like to discuss her running a Speak Up! Workshop for your group or for individual tuition.

    Speak Up Workshop with Siobhan Mac Mahon

The workshops have helped me to find confidence in my writing again and have given me a tool to express my self. It was really good for the young people and really encouraged them to reach further.

Everyone’s confidence has grown immensely and lots of people who before were ashamed to admit they write are now proud to say ‘I am a writer’.

Thank you for the ideas and inspiration to write poems – found another side to me!

I loved last weeks session it was brilliant, you just held out for the whole session that they could all do it and they did. You work very hard and are incredibly respectful.

I really like the way there’s time allowed (within reason!) for people to share their thoughts and feelings…

Thanks for working with us and boosting our confidence.

Thank you for your patience and kindness and your lovely Irish sense of humour.

Excellent tutor, very relaxed atmosphere, made the session fun as well as informative.

I was highly delighted with my achievement and have Siobhan’s patience and enthusiasm to thank for that. The positive group dynamic created by the exercises and coaching was really fantastic and that support helped me reach that higher level.

Thank you so much for your most inspiring workshop. I have returned to a list of old abandoned and complicated poems with new delight at the possibilities of communicating them orally

A most enjoyable day. Would go again to learn more about use of mike and how to improve the reading of my poems.