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Celebrating 25 years of Lapidus

Lapidus celebrates our quarter century this year, as a leading organisation in the world of writing for wellbeing. We are very proud of what has been and is being achieved by the many writing for wellbeing practitioners working around the world in diverse settings and we want to find out more about ways you are working during these challenging times. Our zoom get-together on 22nd May was a chance to share knowledge and develop ourselves as practitioners as well as being an opportunity for Lapidus International to learn from its members about your needs and skills.

We know Lapidus is important because you’re telling us so: we want to collect your memories, your wisdom and your photos of writing for wellbeing events to celebrate our first 25 years. Please send them in to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (making sure to gain written permission from those photographed first.) Here’s a selection of recent comments and photos our valued members to get the ball rolling!

Since the very first conference, Lapidus has been a touchdown for therapeutic writing. So many wonderful people have contributed and grown the field. Lapidus is a community which learns from its members.

- Claire Williamson, tutor and researcher at Metanoia Institute

The top comment at meetings and conference is “I found my tribe.” This is a warm, enriching, welcoming community for everyone who loves language and believes in its power to heal. I’ve loved Lapidus for 25 years – that’s a long time. 

- Victoria Field, writer, researcher, facilitator

Lapidus made me fall in love with writing again.

- Sue Emm

I’m part of a wonderful peer support group that comes together as a result of Lapidus… We continue to share, learn and laugh together.

- Roz Mascall



A holistic support in writing for wellbeing, whether it be for writers, teachers or just you.

- Judy Hall

As a newcomer, I was surprised by how rich, creative and inspiring I found the CPD on “Masks.” Thank you.  

- Ben Glatt

Lapidus has an outlook and a way of being that nourishes my writing, and me.

- Katie Hope

A vibrant wonderful network of professionals who use writing for therapeutic benefits across a wide range of healthcare, academic and community settings.

- Lisa Rossetti

A welcome source of encouragement and inspiration in my work with writing for wellbeing. Its members embody a delicious mix of enthusiasm, respect, curiosity, professionalism and humour in relation to each other.

- Elaine Konopka

It was lonely here in Canada with few who could provide support and camaraderie, but now I will arise at 4 am to meet with these Lapidus folks. Deep bow of gratitude and what a lifesaver through this past year!  

- Susanna Suchak

Lapidus has been a welcoming space for me over the past few years. It feels like another home to me.

- Imelda Maguire

People are amazingly supportive and I’ve made quite a few friends.

- Karen Harvey

A treasured organisation for me. Supportive, educational, groundbreaking research and fun.

- Jacqui Smith

Lapidus keeps writing alive.

- Frances Ainslie

A warm, welcoming network and an invaluable resource.

- Jane Moss


An inspirational and warm network of kindred spirits.

- Caroline Hadley

I have gained so much from the Lapidus network and the shared wisdom and support.

- Frances Owen

Lapidus, and its wonderfully support members, have transformed my approach to writing for wellbeing.

-Karen Ewing

Such a supportive and encouraging organisation, which attracts talented practitioners with whom you can connect.

- Leah Larwood

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