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Creative Bridges Conference 2021

Bridging the world with words

A Lapidus International eConference
18th & 19th September 2021

This two day conference, brought to you by Lapidus International offers a host of inspirational speakers and presenters. Bringing together both theory and practice of writing for wellbeing, whilst exploring and expanding ideas with experiential workshops.



Call for papers


We welcome your submissions for paper presentations, workshops, panels, open mic session as well as informal chat sessions. For full details please click here.



About the event


Lapidus International brings together the varied experiences of researchers, practitioners and participants to explore and expand the diversity of Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes (CWTP) and writing for wellbeing, drawing from a range of disciplines (literature, counselling & psychotherapy, neuropsychology, medicine, emotional geography, socio-spiritual approaches and more). Creative Bridges will showcase relevant research and practice, assess the current picture of the international field and find inspiring and robust ways to bring CWTP research and practice to our diverse communities across the globe.

This conference will create opportunities for you to:


  • Extend your learning
  • Share your research and/or practice with a global audience
  • Facilitate international networking
  • Provide and receive inspiration, stimulation and enjoyment
  • Enjoy top speakers and presenters in the field
  • Make new friendships around the world
  • Nurture vital conversations
  • Build research-practice collaborations


Time and location


This is a fully online conference which you can attend from the comfort of your own home wherever you are in the world.

Conference times: Saturday 18th September 2021: 10.00am – 5.00pm. Sunday 19th September: 10.00am – 4.00pm.


Who should attend?


This conference welcomes everyone with an interest in writing and using words to promote wellbeing, whether for personal development and healing, or working with others, individuals, families or communities. We welcome creative practitioners and expressive artists from a range of different fields - writers, health workers, counsellors, therapists, teachers and more. This conference is an ideal forum to present masters or doctoral research, or run a workshop showcasing creative, innovative practice: writing with refugees, using poetry with the elderly or creating rap with young people, or new ways of engaging with stories and poems, to foster connection, creativity, promote communication, physical and emotional health, and enjoyment.


Registration and fees


Early bird Lapidus members: £45.00 (until 30th April)

Early bird non-members: £60.00 (until 30th April)

Delegates rates for Lapidus members: £60.00 (from 1st May 2021)

Delegates rates for non-members: £75.00 (from 1st May 2021)

Special offer for non-members: Conference ticket + one year’s membership to Lapidus: only £99 (Please note: this special offer is available any time until 16th September)

If you are a member of Lapidus International and want to attend but cannot afford to do so, please contact Ineke at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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