Lapidus National AGM - Bristol, Saturday 10 December

Join us on the 10th December for the Lapidus AGM. It's your chance to get together with the Board and other members, to take part in shaping the future of The Writing for Wellbeing Organisation.

What can Lapidus do for you?This is one of our key questions.Please think about how we can improve the writing for wellbeing movement !

See our latest blog here by the new Digital Editor, Christine Cather, talking about our visioning element of the AGM.

The day will conclude with a talk by Kate Clanchy:  Poem In, Poem Out: how reading liberates writing, and the other way about.  

Kate is a writer and teacher who works in a small multicultural comprehensive in East Oxford. She has won the Forward Prize for her poetry, the BBC National Short Story Award for her prose, and is currently writing a book about school.

Tickets for the event include lunch, and are £20 for Lapidus Members or £10 for group organisers (NB this includes lunch and venue; the AGM aspect between 1400 - 15.15 can be attended for free).For all the details see the AGM page, and to book go to the Eventbrite booking site here

Our venue is the lovely Engineer's House, The Promenade, Clifton Down, BRISTOL,BS8 3NB

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Here is the full schedule for the day:

10am - Registration/coffee 

10.30 - 12.30 - Visioning Lapidus. How do we inspire our future as practitioners and as an organisation? Led by members of the Board of Lapidus. 

12.30 - Networking lunch and a chance for regional reps to get together 

14.00 - AGM chaired by Clare Scott 

15.15 - Tea

15.30- The day will conclude with a talk by Kate Clanchy:  Poem In, Poem Out: how reading liberates writing, and the other way about.  

Kate is a writer and teacher who works in a small multicultural comprehensive in East Oxford. She has won the Forward Prize for her poetry, the BBC National Short Story Award for her prose, and is currently writing a book about school.

She writes regularly for The Guardian. A recent article The Very Quiet Foreign Girls Poetry Group can be read here 

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16.30 - Wrap up and close by 17.00.

The Lapidus Board is seeking a new Board Member (who will also be a Director of Lapidus Ltd) to act in the role of Treasurer. If you would like to stand for this position, please email info@lapidus.org.uk with a brief outline of your relevant skills and experience.

 

Transport:

  • TRAIN: Nearest train station is Clifton (branchline); largest nearby station is Bristol Temple Meads.
  • Best bus from Temple Meads station to Engineer's House is the 8, get off at Christchurch (imposing pointy-steepled church!)
  • PARKING: There is parking on nearby roads around the venue (there'll be limited places in the Engineer's House car park, but
  • Check in for more updates at www.lapidus.org.uk

Follow Lapidus on Twitter: https://twitter.com/lapidusuk

 

Lapidus Journal
20th Anniversary Special
Triple Edition
Now Online 

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What's on

Lapidus National AGM - Bristol, Saturday 10 December

Join us on the 10th December for the Lapidus AGM. It's your chance to get together with the Board and other members, to take part in shaping the future of The Writing for Wellbeing Organisation.

What can Lapidus do for you?This is one of our key questions.Please think about how we can improve the writing for wellbeing movement !

See our latest blog here introducing Christine Cather, the new Digital Editor

The day will conclude with a talk by Kate Clanchy:  Poem In, Poem Out: how reading liberates writing, and the other way about.  

Kate is a writer and teacher who works in a small multicultural comprehensive in East Oxford. She has won the Forward Prize for her poetry, the BBC National Short Story Award for her prose, and is currently writing a book about school.

Tickets for the event include lunch, and are £20 for Lapidus Members or £10 for group organisers (NB this includes lunch and venue; the AGM aspect between 1400 - 15.15 can be attended for free).For all the details see the AGM page, and to book go here

Our venue is the lovely Engineer's House, The Promenade, Clifton Down, BRISTOL,BS8 3NB

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In this issue

LAPIDUS JOURNAL 20th Anniversary Special Triple Edition

Capturing the Collective and Connected Spirit of Writing for Wellbeing

Welcome to The Lapidus 20th Anniversary Special Triple Edition – we hope you agree that this exciting Triple Edition is bursting with ideas, metaphors, stories, science, and practices, to celebrate a very special year.

We wanted this Special Edition to Capture the Collective and Connected Spirit of Writing for Wellbeing. Why? It appears that with each passing year, we learn more about the pressures and demands of modern life on our planet and all of the inhabitants on it, as well as the destructive implications of these on wellness. It seems that feeling and being connective and collective in our thinking and acting is a productive way forward for wellness – and importantly, that words and writing for well-being are a highly engaging route towards these outcomes.

The excellent response to the call for papers indicated to us that we ourselves connected with a wider collective who wanted to celebrate with us, with many beautiful contributions from original founding members, new members, and members-to-be. So much so, we created three parts to the Special Edition:

Part 1 – The first 20 years of Lapidus – collates alternative accounts and reflections particularly from our Lapidus Day 2016 celebration;

Part 2 – Collectives Connecting to a Collective Spirit, illustrates writing practices which enable multiple people to connect with each other or to other things in some way, and in doing so, create new meanings, understandings, or relationships with something, including themselves;

Part 3 – Individuals Connecting to a Collective Spirit, illustrates individually focused writing practices to create new meanings, understandings, or relationships with something, including themselves.

Dr Tony Wall and Lisa Rossetti

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Contributors

Sue Shraer

Sue Schraer

Julia McGuiness

Julia McGuiness

Francesca Baker

Francesca Baker

Fiona Bennett

Fiona Bennett

Emma Filtness

Emma Filtness

Cheryl Moskowitz

Cheryl Moskowitz

Alison Powell

Alison Powell

Pamela Wright

Pamela Wright

Marie Larkin

Marie Larkin

Simon Poole

Simon Poole

Sandra Hopkins

Sandra Hopkins

Victoria Field

Victoria Field

Dolly Garland

Dolly Garland