The Whitchurch Project

The Whitchurch Project

Photo by John Briggs

The Whitchurch Project is a creative writing project that took place between 2007 and 2014. The project was administered by Literature Wales (formally Academi), and led by writer and historian, Phil Carradice and writer and workshop facilitator, Briony Goffin.

With Whitchurch Hospital’s closure on the horizon, the project was designed to give all those who have had a relationship with the hospital, whether they were service users, staff members, visitors, carers or members of the local community, the opportunity to explore and express their experiences through creative writing. A selection of the work that grew out of workshops, one-to-one writing sessions, interviews, as well as individual submissions is currently being collected into an anthology that will be published by Accent Press this autumn.

The project was funded by Literature Wales (formally Academi) and The Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (formally the Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust).

More information on the anthology and launch event will be available here soon.