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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Kibble Scribblers, autumn 2020

Scribble in the Kibble: Creative Words for Health & Wellbeing continues to meet on-line. Many people find using journals, poems and words helps them to understand and find new ways of coping with stress and illness. Lapidus Scotland offers writing workshops which are open to all abilities. They are mostly about ‘getting things down on […]

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Climate Crisis: Looking our Demons in the Eye

Lapidus Scotland is pleased to be presenting a two-part online writing workshop with Linda France, on 17 and 24 October. Linda France is Climate Writer with Newcastle University and New Writing North. Her reading of the Climate Crisis is that everything is connected – in the human and beyond-human worlds and our inner and outer […]

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Crossing Thresholds residential weekend, March 2021

Crossing Thresholds is a weekend residential workshop for facilitators and organisers of reading, writing and storytelling for wellbeing. It will take place from 19-21 March 2021 (Friday from 5pm till Sunday 5pm) at Whatton Lodge, Gullane, East Lothian, Scotland. Sessions will be led by Larry Butler, Valerie Gillies and Penny Stone. Further details, including course […]

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Mindfulness & Writing

Lapidus Scotland facilitator Bev Schofield (who runs Water Story) has teamed up with Adrienne Hannah to run a series of eight sessions on Mindfulness & Writing: practices to support you through the pandemic. Sessions run on Fridays from 25 June until 14 August, 11.00–13.00, and are delivered online via Zoom. At the sessions you will […]

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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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