Creative Bridges International: Work & Research
with Words for Wellbeing
13 & 14 July 2019 | 10.00am-5.30pm |
Engineer’s House | The Promenade | Clifton | Bristol BS8 3NB
Creative Bridges International brings together the varied experiences of researchers, practitioners and participants to explore and expand the diversity of Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes (CWTP) and words for wellbeing. Drawing from a range of disciplines (literature, counselling & psychotherapy, neuropsychology, medicine, emotional geography, socio-spiritual approaches and more), Creative Bridges will showcase relevant research and practice, assess the current picture of the international field and find inspiring and robust ways to bring CWTP research and practice to our diverse communities across the globe.
Keynote Speaker: Larry Butler
Born in the USA, and living in Glasgow since 1981, Larry Butler has taught Tai-Chi and led improvisation workshops, and co-founded the Poetry Healing Project with Graham Hartill out of which emerged Survivors’ Poetry Scotland, then Lapidus Scotland; previously in London he was Director of PlaySpace Trust, Matchbox Theatre, and co-director of the Drama Therapy Centre. He carried out a feasibility study for the Greater Glasgow Health Board on the idea of “Arts on Prescription”; and he edited with Ted Bowman an on-line bibliotherapy toolkit for facilitators.
Also: all attendees will receive eight CPD hours per day of the conference attended. Certificates included in every conference pack.