Welsh Writer Paul Rees’ Latest Commission
The Manor Women’s Project was founded in 2003. It is a rehabilitation programme for drug-users based in a residential centre in Walsall, West Midlands. Welsh writer, poet and artist Paul Rees has recently been involved in the project. Commissioned by The Manor Project, he helped residents to use creative writing and poetry as a positive release for their emotions and to help increase self awareness. This work has now resulted in a short book, entitled Drugzkillzthatzfactz, which includes original poetry from the residents and support staff, as well as taking a look at statistics from the inside and discussing creative methods of working with addiction. Ultimately, it provides an overview of the work of the Manor Women Project. BBC Radio Five Live are spending a day at The Manor Project on 30 July 2009 and it is proposed that some of the poetry shall be read by individual contributors.