Janina Aza Karpinska
Brighton & Hove
Artist-Poet; (therapeutic) Creative Arts Workshop Facilitator
I am an Artist-Poet with an M.A. in Creative Writing & Personal Development (with Merit) from Sussex University. I have a passion for encouraging creative expression, most especially for those who believe it’s not possible for them. I have worked with children; elder folk; Kosovan refugees; those with no English language; those struggling with mental health issues and others in the community (including a life-changing workshop in the tax office!). For those who insist they can’t write, I introduce the techniques to be had in ‘treated books’; cut-ups and erasures. There is always a creative way of accessing what needs to be expressed given the right form or tools. I enjoy making multi-media ‘junk journals’ that can be used to accompany significant life-lessons.