Welcome from Victoria Field
The Poetry Practice offers courses, training and consultancy in the use of writing to promote health and wellbeing.
I work as a writer and poetry therapist, as a mentor-supervisor, teacher and tutor. I am based in Canterbury, Kent, UK.
I have spent the last two decades developing and exploring the therapeutic benefits of literature and creative writing and am committed to developing this work in the UK and beyond.
My personal connection to this work comes from being a reader from an early age and turning to books for solace, wisdom and pleasure ever since I can remember.
Although I always loved writing essays and letters and had composed the odd poem, it never occurred to me that I too could write creatively until I attended a creative writing workshop in my thirties.
It was a revelation. Not only did the words flow in a torrent, as if a dam had been breached, but I also discovered that writing fiction, memoir, drama and poetry had a powerful effect on how my psyche ordered the world. This combined with my academic background in psychology set me on the path I now follow.
News and forthcoming events and courses
Canterbury Christ Church University, Community Arts Education
I am teaching various courses for Canterbury Christ Church University Community Arts Education from January to March 2018.
Places still available on the Saturday Day Schools, 3rd February, 3rd and 10th March.
3 Saturday Day Schools
Reading and writing for health and wellbeing – Fridays, 2pm-4pm
Open group – no booking required
Community Room, The Beaney, Canterbury. Details here.
A Few Words About Me – Canterbury
Creative writing for people living with dementia St Peter’s Methodist Church, Canterbury.
Currently full – places available for the next series of 6 sessions beginning 25th January 2018.
Free. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
(Archived news can be found by clicking here.)
Was born in London in 1963. She was Lecturer in Psychology at West Cheshire College before joining the British Council and serving in Turkey, Russia and Pakistan. She is a former Director of Survivors Poetry and now works as a writer and poetry therapist, based in Canterbury, Kent, UK.
She writes poetry, fiction, drama and memoir and translates from the Georgian. She contributes articles, reviews and blogs on therapeutic writing to many publications.
As well as the local groups listed above, she is a Course Director for the Professional Writing Academy – details here.