Creative Writing from the Archive: R.D. Laing and Mental Health

We can think of Laing as a voice: Kooky, wise, sympathetic, abrasive, perhaps a voice, I think more and more, with a hint of Hume or Adam Smith in its cadences. To many, for sure, a voice of understanding – “Laing knows me far better than you: he speaks to me,” a patient, who’d never Read the full article…

Do you have a 55-word story about diagnosis?

Victoria University of Wellington’s Critical Diagnosis Network, led by Prof Annemarie Jutel is sponsoring a fun creative writing contest. The Critical Diagnosis Network is dedicated to exploring social, cultural, creative and critical perspectives of diagnosis with a view to enhancing understanding of health and illness. They invite you to submit your previously-unpublished 55 word stories on Read the full article…

Encountering R.D. Laing’s Archive: Mental Health, Care and Creativity (Call for Applicants, Creative Writing Workshop, Glasgow, 18 Sept 2014)

Encountering R.D. Laing’s Archive: Mental Health, Care and Creativity Creative Writing Workshop 18th September 2014 10am – 4pm Special Collections, University of Glasgow Library. Organisers: Cheryl McGeachan, Sarah Hepworth and Geraldine Perriam As Glasgow marks a significant milestone in its history of mental health care in 2014, being 200-years of organised psychiatric care in the Read the full article…