New Fiction Launch

Students from Converge at York St John University are launching an exciting collection of new fiction at York Explore in the city centre on Monday 8th October at 6pm.

Converge is a partnership between York St John University and mental health service providers in the York region. It offers high quality arts educational opportunities to those who use NHS and non-statutory mental health services and who are 18 years and over. Creative Writing is one of the most popular Converge courses, welcoming writers of all abilities and experience to celebrate the power of the written word and improve their writing skills and techniques.

'Creative Writing Heals' is an anthology of students' work. A collection of prose, poetry and script, the book includes work in different genres, and aims to inspire, entertain and give readers food for thought.

Helen Kenwright, a tutor on the course, says:

"Every year our students produce work of an exceptional standard, and this book is one way of sharing their work for others to enjoy."

Fellow tutor Alex Weston added:

"We are privileged to see first-hand how much writing helps our students with their mental health and wellbeing, just as it helps so many writers. 'Creative Writing Heals' is a celebration and demonstration of that healing process in action."


Creative Writing Heals is published by the Writing Tree, and will be available in paperback and Kindle formats on Amazon from 9th October.