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Volunteer Write to Life Mentors, Freedom from Torture
Deadline: Wed 31 Jul 2024
Volunteer Write to Life Mentors sought to mentor clients in creative writing sessions (one to one and group workshop) at Write to Life, the creative writing group at Freedom from Torture.

Write to Life is a unique group working with survivors of torture. Over the past 25, years it has supported hundreds of survivors, all clients and former clients, many of whom have become published writers and assured performers at festivals, fundraisers and public events. Nurturing their talent in a third or fourth language, watching it blossom and with it, their confidence and self-belief, is a constant inspiration.

Although primarily a writing group, that writing has taken many forms, from film to musical narrative to theatre and song. We have collaborated on creative projects with the Roundhouse, Kings Place, Tate Gallery, Victoria and Albert and British Museums, NWLive Arts, Ice & Fire and Tamasha Theatre, among others.

Applicants should be published writers in some form (novels, plays, poetry), and have experience with vulnerable populations, ideally as a writing teacher.

Please note that all group members are supported by therapists, and no counselling experience or counselling is expected from the mentors.

Contract: 1 year minimum commitment (ideally at least 2 years)
Hours: Fortnightly on Wednesday from 16.00-20:00, every 6 weeks from 15.30 with a 6 week break in the summer
Location: Finsbury Park, London
Starting salary: Unpaid (reasonable travel expenses covered)

Job ref: VA701

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Deadline: 31 July 2024
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Finsbury Park, London

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