Creative writing sessions for parents and carers in neonatal care units
Participants: Parents and carers in neonatal care units
Lead artist(s): Natasha Borton, Kamila Kosior, photography Wordwox
Further info: Local poet, Natasha Borton, who gave birth to her son near 12 weeks early will deliver a series of creative writing sessions in Wrexham Town Centre for parents of the Wrexham Maelor Special Care Baby Unit. The project will bring parents with experience of a neonatal ward together to explore their experiences through creative writing. Alongside the sessions, parents will also be able to work with local photographer Kamila Kosior. Both image and writing will be brought together in an anthology published by local, independent publisher Wordwox and sold on behalf of Cherish – the charity for the Wrexham Maelor Special Care Baby Unit.
About Natasha Borton: Natasha is a spoken word artist and community arts facilitator in Wrexham working with Voicebox Spoken
Word to promote literature and performance in the community. Natasha, from Hightown, has been performing and facilitating creative writing in Wrexham and across the UK for the past five years, representing Wales in the international Spoken Word collective ‘Talking Doorsteps’ with Roundhouse London and British Arts Council and taking part in ‘#WordsFirst’ with Roundhouse London and BBC1Xtra.
About Kamila Kosior: Kamila is a photographer and studio holder.
“I hope that the anthology inspires a conversation between neonatal parents and the community, and that the sessions provide a safe space to discuss those experiences creatively.”