Lapidus Scotland: Words Work Well for All Facilitator Gathering

Saturday 25 August 2018, 9.30 – 4.30

Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow G3 7DN

A networking event for facilitators and organisers of creative words for health and wellbeing.

Join Lapidus Scotland for a day celebrating the use of writing, storytelling, and reading for health and wellbeing in Scotland. This is an opportunity to come together with fellow words […]

Autumn Voices – book launches

ISBN: 978-0-9573340-4-5

Edited by Robin Lloyd-Jones, (PlaySpace Publications, £12.99) – £12.00 at launch.

Scottish writers over 70 talk about creativity in later life. There will be readings by the writers in the book, drawn from: Sheena Blackhall, Larry Butler, Jenni Calder, A,C.Clarke, Stewart Conn, Douglas Dunn, Sally Evans, Vicki Feaver, Lee Gershuny, Alasdair Gray, Diana Hendry, Richard […]

Some Words About Words

A Blog by Ted Bowman

Tell me if I’m sharing too much, if I telling you more than you want to know about me. For years, I have been in love with words. My wife, children and grandchildren know about my love affair with words. And, yes, there have been times when each of them has […]

Magic Dust

I have recently returned from China where, by chance, one day, I came across some men who were practising writing Calligraphy with some water and brushes on  pavements covered with dust.

A crowd of passers-by stood quietly watching. Unaware of the people gathering around them the men teased intricate patterns in the dust.

There was a slow […]

Fields of Gold

by Frances Ainslie
As 2017 rustles into Autumn I’m already squirreling away my ‘book hoard’ for winter, and hanker for hours of fire-side reading. Where July and August were inspirational with magical Moniack Mhor and various literary festivals, it’s now time to put my feet up and reflect on what I’ve learned.
The Edinburgh Book Festival offered […]

Emergency Poet

The world’s first and only mobile poetic first aid service
A mix of the serious, the therapeutic and the theatrical, the Emergency Poet offers consultations inside her ambulance and prescribes poems as cures. In the waiting room under an attached awning Nurse Verse dispenses poemcetamols and other poetic pills and treatments from the Cold Comfort Pharmacy. […]