‘Owning Tomorrow Without Fear’: Kate Hendry reviews Seven Journeys

I read these poems as I read everything these days – seeking out words of wisdom, tips on how, in Pat Sutherland’s words to ‘own… tomorrow without fear.’ The many contributors to this reflective and moving collection suggest I’m not alone in finding poetry a source of nourishment. But what is it about poetry in […]

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tarantella: an online renga

tarantella an online renga written in March & April 2021 by members of Kibble Scribblers white hail stones bounce drumming universal rhythms our eyes bulge – bright smiles prattle patter on the tin roof prayers as fragrant offerings rise sweating on bikes spring showers seep to our bones we like indoors best holy fires within […]

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Crossing Thresholds: online facilitator training

Schedule This Lapidus Scotland online programme for facilitators of reading, writing and storytelling for wellbeing consists of 12 hours of training, taking place as follows: Saturday 24th April 2021 from 2 to 6pm Wednesday 5th May from 2:30 to 4:30pm Wednesday 19th May from 2:30 to 4:30pm Saturday 5th June from 2 to 6pm Priority […]

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The Burn Flows into the Sea (poems)

2020 was a difficult year, when we were all aware of absent friends – those who have died, and those whom we have been unable to see, for whatever reason. On Friday 6 November 2020, as part of the To Absent Friends festival, artist, writer and Lapidus Scotland facilitator Jane Walker led an online writing […]

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A poem by Kim Stafford

We were fortunate enough to have Kim Stafford speak at our recent webinar. Afterwards he sent a poem he’d written on the day, which he’s kindly agreed to let us share here.   Creative Words for Wellbeing — for my friends in Scotland To help the hurt, any shaman knows, you chant the right few […]

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Creative Words for Wellbeing: summary document

Lapidus Scotland and the Scottish Poetry Library have been supported by the Scottish Library and Information Council to bring together evidence from research and key stakeholders to define the way forward for Creative Words for Wellbeing (CWW) services in Scotland. A summary of their work highlights how the key findings and recommendations from that work […]

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