Express your creative side at Croxley Green Library

Press ReleaseUpdated: 5 March 2024Community and living

Words can paint a thousand pictures. Whether it’s writing a haiku or reflecting in a journal, writing can boost our mental health.

Three Rivers District Council will launch a new four-week course at Croxley Green Library in Barton Way from Tuesday 9 April for anyone to join and express their creativity.

The project, which was part funded by the Royal Literary Fund – a charity that has been supporting authors since 1790 – will provide an opportunity for local residents to explore self-expression through writing.

It will also provide plenty of opportunities to learn about how writing can capture a mood, feeling, or memory by listening to and reading poetry – with the freedom to chat about the poems, share your thoughts and write your own responses through simple exercises.

The sessions will be run by professional writer Anna Reynolds, who will share her skills and help those find their unique and creative voice.

The four-week course is welcome to everybody over the age of 16 no matter their experience and everyone will be guided and supported at their own pace, and given time to reflect on how expressive writing can give them insight into their own lives.

Cllr Chris Lloyd, Lead Member for Leisure, said: “This is a very exciting project to have in Three Rivers and I thank the Royal Literary Fund for supporting this initiative.

“Creative writing is a great medium to express oneself and can give fascinating insight into people’s lives. Communicating through words, whether verbally or on paper, can also help clear our minds, relieve stress and boost our mood.

“I highly recommend attending the four-week course to anyone interested in giving creative writing a go.”

The course will begin from 9 April to 30 April 2024 and take place at Croxley Green Library every Tuesday. Each session will cost £5 per week (£20 in total).

If you’re interested in signing up, please book online in advance at: