Society of Medical Writers

One-day Spring Conference

and Writing Workshop 2016


For Medics, Allied Health

Professionals and Students.

Non-members welcome

The Art Workers Guild, 6 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AT

Wed 20 April 2016.   9:30am – 5:00pm


Theme: Creativity, Writing and Mental Health



9:30    Arrival and Gathering for 9:45 am start.

9:45-10.15    Welcome, and ‘What have we been up to?’  (Information and networking)

10.15: 10.45   Paula Lawrence: The Personal and Social Effects of Bipolar Disorder,

(based on her experiences as a social worker.)

Coffee break

11.00    Oliver Eade:  Illness of Inspiration.

Writing Workshop with Oliver Eade. The Power of the Sentence, Short or Long.

Facilitated short writing exercises. Opportunities to share in groups, reading aloud

informally, with encouragement but no obligation


13.00 -13.30  Lunch.

The afternoon will include

Raymond Hume: Moderator’s short report on the SOMW Poetry Forum

Winter Competition Results, prize-giving and selected readings

Afternoon tea.

Teresa Black: (Consultant Psychotherapist) Therapeutic writing


17.00     Close.