Cath Drake

Cath Drake lives in London and has been published in anthologies and literary magazines in the UK, Australia and US. Her pamphlet Sleeping with Rivers won the Mslexia/PBS Women’s Poetry Pamphlet Competition in 2013 and was a Poetry Book Society Choice. She has been short-listed for the Manchester Poetry Prize and was second in the 2017 Resurgence Poetry School Eco-poetry Prize (now called Ginkgo) and highly commended in the same prize in 2019. Her work has included campaigning, copywriting and storytelling for good causes, environmental writing and award-winning journalism. The Shaking City is her first full collection. She is also a mindfulness teacher and runs writing workshops. Find out more on her website


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Tuesday 18th January, 07:55 to Tuesday 22nd February, 07:55

Take time out to recharge your energy and creativity. Mindfulness has been shown to reduce stress and improve well-being, clarity, focus and creativity. I’ve thrown in a sprinkling of poetry and a session of writing together for a weekly uplift! These six sessions are a fresh start to the day in the UK, or perhaps a wind down in Australia nearing the end of the day. Each session focuses on a theme to spur positive wellbeing, with a prompt for writing. Writing with mindfulness will give your writing a refreshing edge.  WHO is it for? Those interested in mindfulness and/or poetry or writing....