Emma ran a fascinating Creative Carers project with Camden Carers, using artefacts from the archives at Bishopsgate Institute as prompts for creative writing exercises. The project culminated in a readings event, during which members of Camden Carers showcased their powerful work.
Emma Claire Sweeney is serving as the Silent Room: A Journey of Language project’s visiting poet and workshop leader. Silent Room: A Journey of Language is a collaboration between poet and visual artist, Denise Saul, film maker Helmie Stil and the communication disability network, Connect. The project gives an insight into the regeneration of identity post onset of… Continue reading Silent Room: A Journey of Language
Emma Claire Sweeney is proud and honored to announce her involvement with Square Peg Stories, an anthology of works written during a series of workshops for authors with Autistic Spectrum Condition. Emma will be serving as a workshop leader. Square Peg Stories is an exciting opportunity for eight participants with Autistic Spectrum Condition to… Continue reading Square Peg Stories
I was delighted that one of my short stories was selected for inclusion in More Raw Material, an anthology of work inspired by Alan Sillitoe. It’s a great honour to feature in such a stellar line-up. After publication, the editors interviewed each of the contributors, so I thought I’d share my answers with you. Why or… Continue reading More Raw Material
This week, the Guardian Family ran my piece, ‘Lou, having the time of your life‘. It’s the second article down. The piece is about my parents’ fight to love and raise Lou – who has cerebral palsy and autism – along with her twin, Sarah, and her elder sister, me; it’s about my profound gratitude to them… Continue reading The Guardian Family
When I came to evaluate my Arts Council Memoir Garden residency, it struck me that people with learning disabilities are subject to endless evaluation by social workers and carers, doctors and auditors. The official language and value judgements of such forms threaten to strip people with learning disabilities of their humanity. As a way to… Continue reading Anything else you think we should know?