Stones in Our Hands is a collection of poetry by clients, staff, volunteers and supporters of St Petrocs, exploring themes that resonate with homelessness. The poetry was produced through facilitated workshops with clients, staff, volunteers and supporters of St Petrocs throughout the winter of 2018/19.
‘They are deeply personal, and totally universal, humanity shown through longings for ordinary things, and joy found in hard times in nature.’
Poetry workshops took place during the delivery of the winter night shelters across St Petrocs’ two resource centres and supported accommodation. People enjoyed the sessions and got a lot out of them.
One participant said:
‘Since this writing project has started it’s helped me a great deal along the way, to feel empty now. It’s released all these chains. It’s like I can breathe again.’
Stones in Our Hands was launched at the 2019 Royal Cornwall Show.
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Stones in Our Hands
By clients, staff, volunteers and Supporters of St Petrocs
Softback with Jacket
Copies can be purchased from Edge of the World Bookshop in Penzance, or directly from us at St Petrocs.
To order a copy of the book directly from us or to find out more please call 01872 260948 or email us at [email protected]
All profits raised from the publication will help fund our services. With your support we can end street homelessness in Cornwall.
Thank you to FEAST who provided funding for the poetry workshops which resulted in much of this work, and to the poetry workshop facilitators for their delivery of the workshops; to the clients, staff, volunteers and supporters who took part in the workshops; to the entrants of the St Petrocs 2018 Poetry Competition. And a special thank you to Jayne Howard.