Image of typewriter keys and pocketwatchesWrite About Time

A cross-generational creative workshop with Helen Mort

Sunday 31 July 2016, 11am - 5pm

Theatre Delicatessen, 17 The Moor

This free one day workshop will bring Sheffielders of all ages together, to explore the themes of time, past, present and future generations through new creative writing. Sheffield poet Helen Mort will lead individual, paired and group activities to spark intergenerational ideas and collaborations. Among these, each participant is invited to contribute to a Sheffield time capsule: if you could save one thing for future generations, what would it be? There will be an opportunity to exhibit and/or perform finished pieces as part of the Sheffield Festival of Social Science in November, and online, if you wish.


Open to all age 16+, whether or not you have written before. This workshop is free with lunch provided, and travel expenses can be reimbursed. Advance booking is essential. Please contact Kristina Diprose by email or telephone 07736 480924 to book a place. Alternatively, you can download and complete the booking form below/right (see 'Downloads' link) and return it to Kristina.


Write About Time is part of the INTERSECTION project at the Universities of Sheffield and Leeds. We are exploring the idea of ‘A society for all ages’ through arts and social research on generations, consumer habits and the environment, funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council’s Care for the Future programme. You can find out more about this project at


Helen Mort is currently the Douglas Caster Cultural Fellow at the University of Leeds. Her first poetry collection 'Division Street' was shortlisted for the Costa Prize and the T.S. Eliot Prize and, in 2014, won the FentonAldeburgh Prize. Her next collection 'No Map Could ​Show Them' is forthcoming from Chatto & Windus and is a Poetry Book Society Recommendation.

Helen Mort, photo by Andrew Crowley