Welcome to Writing about loss, a site dedicated to the role that writing and creativity plays in the experience of grief, and life in general. It opens up a space for us to talk about difficult emotions, to feel supported to write about those feelings, and to share our writing. It offers some reflections on what grief means, as well as some useful places to go, if you need some help.

Writing workshops

Join us as we explore writing about life, and loss. Our workshops, courses and meetings are small and personal.

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Information about grief

Information and resources about the process of grieving, and the symptoms and rituals associated with loss. Find more information and support.

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Writing and stories

Read stories writers have shared – about loss, memory and living. Submit your own writing, and share your thoughts.

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9 months ago

The grief of the world, yes...

"The grief we carry is part of the grief of the world. Hold it gently. Let it be honored. You do not have to keep it in anymore. You can let it go into the heart of compassion; you can weep."

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10 months ago

I find Tara Brach incredibly reassuring to listen to. Here she talks about true resilience, which includes allowing yourself to really feel, and the importance of paying attention

... conditions that incline us towards or away from True Resilience, & explore practical and powerful practices that nourish this precious capacity.

11 months ago

A wonderfully evocative tribute, by Kate Mildenhall

My summer is all beach. Even now, with the kids back at school and kinder, we sneak away to the sea for weekends, swim in rivers in evenings pinked with cloud, don’t bother to brush the sand …

11 months ago

We are all unique, so of course we all process in our own way...

Each person processes grief differently and there’s no one “correct” way to mourn.

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