It was good to see so many Lapidus: The Writing for Wellbeing Organisation members from all over the UK in Bristol on the weekend of the 5th and 6th October 2013. The sun shone all the time and Bristol was beautiful.
The weekend was a great opportunity to catch up with others working in the field of writing for wellbeing, and hear guest
speakers Ted Bowman on how to Pack Your Bag with Words and poet Matt Harvey on tennis, conkers and many other things.
Kiran Bangerh delivered a workshop on the therapeutic benefits of Hip Hop for young people who are grieving, Manu Rodriguez on
writing another perspective on disability/ability, and Victoria Field on training to become a Poetry Therapist. (This is the first time this training has been offered in the UK and is a great opportunity to train with Victoria).
I'm also excited to have been elected to the new Lapidus Board along
with Karen Dempsey and Anna Morvern. I'm looking forward to combining
our experience and skills, and with previous Board member, Anne Taylor, taking Lapidus
forward and building on the work of the outgoing Board.
I really enjoyed the whole weekend and look forward to planning the next. If you have ideas about the future role of Lapidus please get in contact via the email on the contact page.