The National Memory Day Partnership are currently seeking applications for a National Memory Day poet training session on 12th September 2017 at Moments Cafe in Plymouth.
On Tuesday 12 September we are running our first free half day training session for poets who are interested in delivering poetry workshops at Memory Cafés and other community dementia support settings. This is part of our National Memory Day project, which celebrates the power of poetry and the positive impact of creative engagement for those affected by memory loss.
The training will be delivered jointly by the Alzheimer’s Society and, on behalf of Literature Works, the poet Karen Hayes, who has successfully run several National Memory Day sessions. It takes place at the Moments Cafe and Dementia Information Centre in Plymouth. The training is offered free of charge and, although attendance does not guarantee subsequent work, it is in preparation for a programme of workshops that we will be paying poets to deliver around the region during the coming year.
You can find out more about Memory Cafes here
How to apply
If you would like to apply for a place at the training session please apply in writing via email, submitting a CV of relevant experience alongside a one page supporting statement detailing your suitability for the project.
Applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and should be received no later than 5 pm on Friday 18th August 2017. Successful applicants who have been allocated a place will be notified by 5 pm on Friday 25th August 2017.