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The 10th Annual Hippocrates Poetry and Medicine Symposium
Fri 17 May 2019 to Fri 17 May 2019
This conference will include Changing the Vocabulary of Pain: the life, work and legacy of Julia Darling. Contributors are 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 are: 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.

In 10 years there have been more than 10,000 entries to the Hippocrates Poetry and Medicine awards from nearly 70 countries. This year's winners will be revealed at the conference.  

Three books will also be launched: the 2019 Hippocrates Anthology of winning poems from this year’s competition; Winter in Northern Iraq by Medicine without Borders (MSF) doctor and previous prize winner Dr Andi Dimitri; and Doctor Poets by Dr Anthony Daniels (Dr Theodore Dalrymple in the Spectator).

Date: Friday 17th May 2019, 9.30am to 7.00pm
Venue: Centre for Life, Newcastle, NE1 4AD
Cost: £100-£20

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