2016: 7th International Poetry and Medicine Symposium and Hippocrates Awards

7th International Poetry and Medicine Symposium and 2016 Hippocrates Awards|
Friday 15th April, 2016
11 Chandos St, London W1G 9EB

The winners and commended entrants will be announced by the judges at the end of the 7th International Symposium on Poetry and Medicine

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The 2016 symposium will includes lectures, round table discussions and poetry readings.
There will be sessions on historical and contemporary themes, illness and poetry, poetry as therapy, poetry in the education of health professionals, and poetry as an aid to health professionals. 

2016 Symposium Faculty includes:

Liz Barry (University of Warwick, UK; speaker); Rafael Campo (Harvard, USA: Open and NHS awards judge and reader); Wendy French (London: Open and NHS awards judge and reader);  Luz Mar González-Arias (University of Oviedo, Spain: speaker); Siân Hughes (Banbury, UK: Young Poets judge); Michael Hulse (Hippocrates Initiative: chair); Antonis Kousoulis (Mental Health Foundation, London: speaker); Nathalie Jones (University of Warwick, UK: speaker); Dennis Linder (University of Graz; speaker); Rev. Gareth Powell (London, UK: Open and NHS awards judge); Donald Singer (Hippocrates Initiative: chair).

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Draft Programme outline 

9.30    
Registration + coffee

9.50   
Introduction

10.00 
Natalie Jones, Warwick
‘On Ground curiously neutral’?:
Community, Critique and the NHS in Philip Larkin’s The Building

10.20 
Donald Singer, London
Studies of benefits of poetry for patients

10.40 
Round table discussion

11.00 
Coffee

11.20 
Luz Mar Gonzales-Arias, Oviedo
Blood Debts: The Uneasy Combination of Hepatitis C and Poetry

11.40 
Dennis Linder, Graz
Mary Kennan Herbert’s Skin Man series

12.00 
Round table discussion

12.30 
Lunch

13.30  
Readings
Rafael Campo, Harvard, USA
Wendy French, London

14.10 
Elizabeth Barry, Warwick
These Palimpsests of Time: Poetry, Psychoanalysis and Ageing

14.30  Round table discussion

15.00 
Coffee

15.30  
Awards ceremony
Awards presented by the judges
Readings by winning and commended poets

17.15  Reception
Launch of books by Rafael Campo and Wendy French

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Photos from the 2015 Awards

Abstracts from the 2015 Symposium

Contributors to the 2015 Symposium

Online programme from the 2015 Symposium

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