Registration: ‘Writing Recoveries: International Conference for Writing Interventions for Mental Health’, Glasgow

Date: 3pm, Wed 21st March – 5pm Friday 23rd March 2018

Location: Level 5, Sir Alywn William Building, University of Glasgow, G12 8RZ

What is the relationship between Creative Writing and Mental Illness? How can creative writing provide a route to recovery for sufferers of mental illness?

Dr Carolyn Jess-Cooke from University of Glasgow leads this three-day international exploration of research in the field of creative writing in therapeutic contexts. Writer and illustrator Debi Gliori will discuss her new book, NIGHT SHIFT, an illustrated book on depression, in the University Chapel on Wed 21st March at 6pm (see this coverage in Stylist of her stunning approach). Two distinguished experts, Professor Joshua M. Smyth (Opening Up by Writing It Down) and James Withey (The Recovery Letters) will be giving keynote addresses on the morning of 22nd and 23rd March.

Tickets are free but limited: book your place now hereIf you cannot participate in person but would like to receive a weblink to engage in live streamed events and/or receive podcasts, please email Carolyn Jess-Cooke at carolyn.jess-cooke@glasgow.ac.uk.

Other invited participants include: Jay Griffiths, author of Tristimania; Dr Sophie Nicholls, Lecturer in Creative Writing at Teeside University; author Stephanie Butland (Lost for Words); Claire Williamson, Director of the ‘Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes’ MSc programme at the Metanoia Institute; Lapidus Chair Clare Scott.

Funded by the British Academy/Leverhulme Trust.

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