Writing for wellbeing conference in Bristol – Lapidus


Lapidus Weekend programme


The annual Lapidus Weekend including AGM is on 5-6 October 2013 at Engineers’ House in Bristol, from11am to 5pm on the Saturday and 11am-2pm on the Sunday.

Cost: Nominal fee for members of £5 per day (£10 if you attend both days), payable at the door. Lunch is available on Saturday at Engineers’ House for £7.50.

Non-members: £15 for Saturday’s Parallel Sessions (12-1pm) and Matt Harvey reading (3.30-4.30pm) AND £15 for Sunday’s Ted Bowman workshop (11.30-1) – teas/coffees included (or £25 for both days if booked and paid for by 30th September). Email info@lapidus.org.uk to reserve your place



11.00              Registration, coffee/tea, meet and greet

12.00-13.00    Parallel Presentations (30 mins per speaker including questions)

ROOM 1:        Kiran Bangerh: Hip Hop Therapy: The therapeutic potential of Hip Hop in youth     grief support’; Manu Rodriguez: ‘Multiple Abilities: A Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes Approach’

ROOM 2:        Marie Larkin: ‘The Therapeutic Potential of Writing Humour’; Victoria Field On Becoming a Poetry Therapist

ROOM 3: Nana-Essi Casely-Hayford: Choreoscribing the Pulse; Hayley Singlehurst: Using autobiography for healthcare research

13.00-14.00      LUNCH BREAK – lunch can be bought at the venue for £7.50. Alternatively you may bring your own lunch or there are cafes in Clifton Village, 10-15 mins walk away

14.00-15.15      Lapidus AGM including election of new board members

15.30-16.30     Performance and crowd-source poem by poet Matt Harvey

16.30-17.00     Teas/coffees, close


11.00-11.30      Registration, tea/coffee, welcome from new Lapidus board

11.30-13.00       Workshop: Ted Bowman from the US. Ted will talk and involve the audience in discovering how writing and literature can assist in navigating life, loss and ‘the tough stuff’. He is on a tour of Scotland and England talking to many in caring professions and others about his work and publications and will include thoughts on how his own and others’ poetry informs his approach to therapeutic work.

13.00-13.30        Questions and answers

14.00                  Close

 Contact Sue Sims via info@lapidus.org.uk to book a place.