Lapidus Cornwall


Members are welcome to this writing and sharing group at The Globe Cafe, Francis Street, Truro. Please email: annetaylorsteen @ for more information 

The news from Cornwall is that we are focusing on plans for our 'year of writing for wellbeing' in 2015.

'Peer learning' workshops are taking place on the following dates: 11 July, 12 Sept, 3 October (with John Killick), and 14 November. 

Lapidus in Cornwall is running a series of workshops and events under the banner of Spread the Word, our campaign to raise awareness of writing for wellbeing in the county. We kicked off on 14 March with an inspiring day in Penryn, led by Steve Potter who encouraged us to write letters to 'Dear Cornwall' or to other homes ad places that are important to us.

Looking further ahead, on Saturday 13 June Marilyn Denbigh will lead a workshop based on ideas gleaned from her recent visit to the National Association of Poetry Therapy conference in Asheville, USA (which she won a scholarship to attend). Marilyn is training to be a counsellor/psychotherapist whilst simultaneously studying with the International Federation of Biblio and Poetry Therapy. She runs therapeutic writing workshops at Sea Sanctuary in Falmouth.

On Saturday 11 July Mary Lunnen will lead a workshop using her Dare to Blossom Redisovery cards as prompts; an opportunity to 'Rediscover your Inner wisdom and come home to yourself.' Mary will invite the group to write and reflect, sharing as much or as little as you wish. Over a period of three years, the cards have proved a valuable tool in coaching and inner vision. To quote just one testimonial: "It  has been such a positive experience using the cards in my journaling - affirming, insightful and fruitful."

We plan to pop up at a number of festivals over the summer, including a Spread the Word event as part of the Penryn Festival in May, and we are applying for funding to support writing sessions in libraries around the country that do not at the moment offer writing among their events and services. Visit to see what we're up to and 'like' us on Facebook. For more information contact Jane Moss, regional coordinator -



Cornwall contemporary poetry festival

An exciting weekend festival in the most beautiful of surroundings. 

28th/29th June at Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock, Cornwall TR18 9QX.

Readings by Imtiaz Dharker, David Morley, Kei Miller, Greta Stoddart. Workshops, panel discussions, a poetry walk to Cothele with David Morley. Disabled access. Weekend ticket £45/£35. Prices for one-day tickets and individual events are listed on our festival website email Cornwall 

Organised by Falmouth Poetry Group

Cornwall contemporary poetry festival open competition

Deadline 30th April, 2014.

First prize £500, second £150, third £50. Entries £4 for the first poem, £2 for additional entries. To be judged by Imtiaz Darker - please note there will be no sifting of entries. Prize winners will be invited to read at the festival on the Saturday evening, where the winners will be announced. Poems may be on any subject and should be no longer than 40 lines.

For full rules, please visit the festival website 

Organised by Falmouth Poetry Group.