Friday 17 May, Newcastle Centre for Life
This conference will include a symposium on Julia Darling: Changing the Vocabulary of Pain: the life, work and legacy of Julia Darling. Contributors will include Cynthia Fuller, poet and co-anthologist with Julia of The Poetry Cure; poet, writer on health, and breast cancer survivor, Catherine Ayres; artist and long-time collaborator with Julia, Emma Holliday; and poet, Sean O'Brien.
Other speakers will include: Owen Lewis, USA, on poetry for health professionals; Anthony Daniels, UK, and Michael Salcman, USA, on doctor poets; Élise Brault-Dreux, France, on medical themes in poetry; Luz-Mar Gonzalez-Arias, Spain, on campaigning Irish poet Dorothy Molloy, and Christy Ducker and Wendy French, both from the UK, on poet residencies in health settings.
Read more about the symposium here