Society of Medical Writers
One-day Spring Conference
and Writing Workshop 2016
For Medics, Allied Health
Professionals and Students.
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.)
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
Teresa Black: (Consultant Psychotherapist) Therapeutic writing