Creative Writing and Mental Health: A Seminar Series

What can writers and teachers of Creative Writing learn from psychiatry, neuroscience, and other medical disciplines about the links between creativity and mental illness? Richard Hamblyn, Toby Litt and Lily Dunn, from Birkbeck, University of London, have organized an exciting series of dialogues, culminating in an ambitious one day conference on ‘Creative Writing and Mental […]

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Reading Group: Portraiture and Illness, Thursday 23 March 2017

This reading group explored the relationship between portraiture and illness, and was led by the artist Tim Wainwright. It met on Thursday 23 March, 3-4.30pm in Room BO2, Birkbeck School of Arts, 43 Gordon Square WC1H 0PD.   Set texts: Transplant & Life digital guide: http://www.transplantandlife.uk/en/ Tamar Tembeck, ‘Selfies of Ill Health: Online Autopathographic Photography […]

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Fluid Physicalities: day conference, 10th March 2017

Blood; ejaculate; spit & phlegm; tears; mucus & pus; urine; diarrhoea; milk; vomit; sweat. Sometimes the body seems to be a leaky collection of liquids, a porous and productive entity, a body that repeatedly transgresses its own boundaries through seeping and oozing, or even gushing. During 2016, Fluid Physicalities has been running as a seminar series, convened by Anthony Bale and Esther […]

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