CURRENT AND PREVIOUS CLIENTS AND RANGE OF WORKSHOP TOPICS
Since setting up LIPSYNC SCOTLAND in February 2008, I have worked with many groups and individuals in a wide variety of settings. Mainstream groups, people with mental health issues, people with learning difficulties and children have all used my services for creative writing and communication training. Some organisations have required one off sessions (conference speeches), others have commissioned short term projects of, e.g. 6 creative writing workshops, and other organisations have used my services continuously since I set up in 2008.

To meet the challenges of working with a wide variety of clients I have tried to keep up to date by taking part in several professional development opportunities. I have attended Head Injury Conferences in 2011 and 2012, Workshop run by Royal Conservatoire on using Drama with Young Offenders in May 2012, The Scottish Storytelling Centre's Arts of Reminiscence Workshop in October 2012, and later this month will attend Artwork Scotland's Conference on Art, Society and Participation.

CREATIVE WRITING SERVICES
Whether clients are private or corporate, adults or children, accomplished writers or people who have never written creatively before, my focus is always on supporting the individual's ability and talent to produce his or her best work. Some of this work is of a standard that could respectably be submitted for publication. In other situations, people are simply looking for time, space and support to express themselves through writing which they have only ever intended for a private readership.

SPECIAL NEEDS AND OLDER CLIENTS
With this client group I help service users, who may have complex communication difficulties, to express themselves. This may be through creative writing for emotional expression, personal development or confidence building;compilation of graphic storyboards to relate personal memories; reminiscence therapy through storytelling or writing; or by designing Essential Lifestyle or Support Plans. My services can assist organisations meet Care Inspectorate standards, by acting as an independent facilitator for service users involved in Registration or Inspection processes. I meet with individuals, families and organisations to design programmes around their clients specific requirements.


CLASSES OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC
I offer creative writing workshops which are open to the public, throughout the year and details of times, venues and costs can be obtained by emailing or telephoning - details below. The purpose of these is to provide the opportunity for writers who are looking for workshops to either kick start or develop their writing to come along and get some ideas, participate and experiment, produce short written pieces in the workshop, have their writing reviewed by peers,contribute to critical reviews of fellow writers, and to do all this in a supportive environment conducive to writing.


ENQUIRIES WELCOME
If you are interested in any of the services described above, or would like more information, I would be delighted to hear from you. Simply email me at :

annette@lipsyncscotland.com

I will take your views into account and keep you informed of relevant developments. Thank you!