Learn to activate your creativity and explore different ways to express your life story!

Combining arts and writing in a space where you can feel safe and supported to share your stories with others, you will be introduced to various techniques and approaches to creatively explore your life experiences through playful curiosity, sensory reflection and the written word. Turn your life experiences into beautiful poetry, prose, a digital story or a visual artwork. 

Createplace Life Writing

This is a 2-day program of activities @ Boonah Cultural Centre. Program Schedule



Sat 22 & Sun 23 June


Sat: 9am registration until 4pm.
9.30am - 3pm (approx).


Dinner option for Saturday night at 6.30pm (not included in workshop price)



Boonah Cultural Centre



Scenic Rim Residents $55 p/p for two days

Non Scenic Rim Residents $75 p/p for two days

Workshop catering is included in the ticket price




Online, at the Box Office in person or by phone (07 5540 5050)

During office hours: Tues - Fri, 10am - 4pm


The Retreat Experience Inclusions

Facilitated by qualified arts and health writing practitioners* who will guide you to:

  • develop creative strategies for ‘finding’ your story
  • identify empowering perspectives from your experiences
  • discover your unique voice in different life story genres
  • experiment with ways of presenting your story to your audience
  • connect with other aspiring writers in your community.

 Createplace Writing

Retreat Mentors*

Nicki Cassimatis: GCert Mental Health, GDip Education, B Arts  
Dr Leanne Dodd: PhD (Arts & Humanities), BCom, Dip Art Therapy 
Elena Volkova: M Arts (HDR Transmedia Studies), GDip Museum Studies, B Art.

There are numerous local accommodation options if you wish to stay in the area (at own cost). NB. Eat Local Month is on in the Scenic Rim so book soon or even arrive a few days earlier to enjoy the region and its offerings.


3 High Street, Boonah