We are delighted to be launching this network at the end of July 2017.

The first event is going to be a Creative Summit on Saturday 21 October at Lancaster University. This event will bring together people living with chronic pain,  representatives of pain charities, medical practitioners, creative writers, and literary scholars.  Together, we will explore how short, episodic writing may be of use to a diverse range of constituencies: people living with pain, carers, healthcare practitioners and others.

Our remarkable speakers will include the creative writers Jenn Ashworth (Lancaster) and Laura Joyce (UEA); graphic novelist and physician Ian Williams; photographer and academic Deborah Padfield (Slade), and Anthony Jones, Professor of Neuro-Rheumatology (Manchester), among others.

A few places are still available.  If you would be interested in attending, please contact Sara Wasson through the contact form below and we will send you more information!