Kay Redfield Jamison - Creativity and Mental Wellness
A three day workshop, which will look at the following topics:
Robert Lowell : Setting the River on Fire. The life, work, mental illness (20 hospitalizations for mania), and character of one of America's most influential poets.
Writing Takes the Ache Away : Healing the Mind. The role of writing in healing artists.
An Unquiet Mind / Consequences of Writing a Memoir.
Workshop will run 9.15am – 11.15 am, Friday 21st – Sunday 23rd June.
Venue to be confirmed.
Kay Redfield Jamison is the Dalio Professor in Mood Disorders and Professor of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, as well as an honorary professor of English at the University of St. Andrews. She is the author of a memoir, An Unquiet Mind, as well as Touched With Fire and Night Falls Fast and the co-author of the standard medical text on bipolar disorder. She is a recipient of a MacArthur Award; her most recent book, Robert Lowell : Setting the River on Fire, has been widely acclaimed and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for biography in 2018.