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2018 Autumn Conference

Friday 26th to Sunday 28th October 2018

Skiddaw Hotel Keswick, Cumbria


For Medics, allied professionals and students. Non-members welcome.


Writing about Health and Healing


Dr Euan Lawson FRCGP
GP and Deputy Editor, British Journal of General Practice; co-author of the book The Healthy Writer

Carol Ross
Therapeutic Writing Practitioner Editor and co-author of the book Words for Wellbeing

Dr Julie Carter GP
Fell runner and mountaineer.
Will tell us about her book Running the Red Line

Angela Locke MA
Novelist, poet and creative writing tutor


Draft Programme

Friday 26th October      

6.00 pm                     Meet and greet. Demonstration from Cumbrian Dialect Society (to be confirmed)

7.00 pm                     Dinner


Saturday 27th October

 9.00 am                    Meet in the Greta Suite. Coffee/biscuits

 9.30 am                    Dr Euan Lawson. FRCGP will introduce his book The Healthy Writer

10.30 am                    Dr Julie Carter GP, mountaineer and fell runner will introduce her book Running the Red Line

1.00 pm                     Lunch

2.00 pm                     Carol Ross, “Therapeutic Benefits of Writing”, followed by Group work. Carol will be one of the group leaders and the groups will rotate so that all can get an idea of Carol’s work

4.30 pm                     Close

5.00 pm                     AGM

7.00 for 7.30 pm         Conference dinner, followed by traditional SOMW entertainment.


Sunday 28th October  

9.30 am                     Competition results, presentation of awards by Angela Locke and readings, followed by Creative Writing session led by Angela Locke. Angela has a variety of experience as a writer, having led a very successful creative writing group for many years. She also runs an annual course on Iona which is much loved by participants, including SOMW members

   10.30 am                    Coffee/biscuits

   1.00 pm                    Lunch and close


Fees and booking form