2015 is the year of writing for wellbeing in Cornwall. Spread the Word is organising lots of events and workshops throughout the county to raise awareness. From peer learning workshops and pop ups at festivals to special events with guest writers, there's bound to be something to interest you, whether you live locally or can attend as part of a weekend by the sea. See the Lapidus Cornwall web page for more details or the Spread the Word website.
And for a different seaside experience, Ted Bowman is making a guest appearance in Brighton. Writing for Wellbeing Sussex is hosting Ted's workshop on the theme of Belonging on September 26 this year.
Lapidus Scotland has gathered lots of resources together and developed a bibliotherapy toolkit for people working in writing for wellbeing. It is still in the pilot stage, so feel free to let them know what you think by filling in this survey.
In this issue
LAPIDUS JOURNAL Summer 2015: Diversity
Welcome to the Summer 2015 edition of Lapidus Journal!
Our theme for this issue is “Diversity”. A chance remark at our 2015 conference suggested that the member profile of Lapidus might be thought to be “middle-class, middle-aged, white females”. This prompted your Editor to seek out the rich diversity of work and life experiences to be found amongst our membership.
Our article writers’ brief was to write about Diversity as a personal challenge, ie personal life experience as a creative and therapeutic writer, or to explore the challenges of working with diverse client groups.
Our regular book review section explores the work of a poet who faced the challenge of life threatening illness, and the research of an international practitioner facing her own challenges in her career. We trust you will find something here to broaden your understanding of Diversity and enrich your practice.