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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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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Webinar recordings

We were pleased to welcome about seventy people to our recent online webinar with Dr Ann Wales and Kim Stafford. The events were recorded, so if you missed them, or if you were there and want to revisit them, you can do so using these links. Ann Wales, introduced by Catherine Eunson Kim Stafford, introduced […]

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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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New Toolkit Resources

Over the past couple of months, we’ve added a number of resources to our tools page. We set up this page to help facilitators with group work. Now groups can’t meet face-to-face, there are lots of ideas that you can use if you’re meeting online, as well as for writing on your own. The recent […]

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