Hello and welcome to the Kiln! Come on in, pull up a seat. Got your notebook? Laptop? Parchment paper? Then let’s WRITE!
The Writing Kiln is a community project initiated by writers and therapists Stephanie Hutton and Liz Kay in the Potteries, UK, supporting local people to start writing creatively. Their name may take inspiration from the pottery kilns of Stoke-on-Trent but rather than pots and plates, it is creative writing confidence Liz and Stephanie aim to help fire. Whilst their work in therapies equips them well in helping others overcome psychological barriers, both Liz and Stephanie understand from the inside out what can get in the way of putting pen to paper and are passionate about inspiring others to reach their potential in creative writing.
Each of us is born with a box of matches inside us but we can’t strike them all by ourselves
Laura Esquivel, Like Water for Chocolate