Lost for Words

Lost for Words is a fun, creative writing project with Laura Marney, a Scottish writer who is a bit of a comedian as anyone who has read her second novel, Nobody Loves a Ginger Baby will know! Laura is currently mentoring 6 people over an 8-week period, two of whom are NHS members of staff. We have been really impressed by the commitment of the participants, who are really enjoying their individual weekly online/telephone writing classes with Laura.

We are delighted to have Merrick Pope working on the project with us, to support patients and make sure that we are following all the guidelines. Merrick is a clinical nurse specialist at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital and has worked on writing projects in the past. There has been good dry-witted banter between us all in the development of the project. As restrictions lift, we will open the project to involve more people across the hospitals. We are currently talking to the Scottish Book Trust on how to reach more people and involve exciting writers. Expect some exciting projects from writers of Sci-fi, romance, humour, history, nonfiction and maybe even crime, if that is what people want to learn to write about. We would really like to hear from members of staff and patients at the Western General, Royal Infirmary and St John’s who would be interested in taking part in future writing projects. Please contact Trevor on trevor@artlinedinburgh.co.uk to start those conversations.

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