Lapidus provides networks and information for people interested in writing and creativity for personal development and in working with others
Lapidus Journal is published online three times a year and is included in the annual membership fee of £30 GPB
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Whether you want to write creatively yourself or use writing in your work with others, Lapidus is the organisation that will link you to the information you need
From writing with refugees to new ways of engaging with stories and poems, a wealth of events, courses, training, workshops and meetings are happening across the UK. Some are organised by Lapidus – others listed are by other organisations
The Lapidus Journal provides insights into writing activities of poets, writers and facilitators working in diverse settings from prisons, to schools, to hospitals, to community as well as debate about how and whether writing can contribute to wellbeing for indviduals, groups and societies
In this issue
In the Spring issue of Lapidus Journal - out soon – you can read two very timely articles on ‘whole person care’ in healthcare delivery and training of staff in the NHS. They report on two very different and innovative projects which incorporate poetry, spoken word, drama and the approaches of medical humanities. An article on the intriguing subject of academic writing blocks and how to overcome them takes a fresh look these challenges. Effective facilitation techniques for therapeutic writing groups are discussed – what do practitioners need to do? There’s a report on the success of a Tenovus-backed project for Writing through Cancer and more, including book reviews of recent publications.