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Lucy newlyn
Lucy Newlyn
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Paula Byrne
Jem-poster
Jem Poster

Words to Heal Troubled Minds

Lucy Newlyn and Paula Byrne Interviewed by Jem Poster

Friday, 23 March 2018

12:00pm

1 hour

Lincoln College: Oakeshott Room

£7 - £12.50

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Two writers with a deep personal interest in the relationship between writing and mental illness, Lucy Newlyn and Paula Byrne, discuss their ideas and insights with poet and novelist Jem Poster, the festival’s director of academic programmes.

Newlyn, emeritus fellow of St Edmund Hall, Oxford, has written extensively on English Romanticism as well as on the writings of Edward Thomas. Her new book, Diary of a Bipolar Explorer, chronicles 15 years lived in the shadow of mental illness. The book deals honestly with the difficulties she has faced but also celebrates the healing power she has discovered in the writing of poetry.

Byrne, best-selling biographer and one of the editors of Stressed, Unstressed: Classic Poems to Ease the Mind, is founder and chief executive of ReLit, a foundation dedicated to the study and practice of bibliotherapy – the use of words to heal troubled minds.

Proceeds from this event will be shared between ReLit and the mental health charity, MIND.

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FT Weekend Title partner University of Oxford HSBC Global banking partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner Worcester College Worcester College: Festival college partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner BBC World Service International radio partner BBC Four Television Broadcast media partner British Academy HM Government of Gibraltar Festival green room sponsor Gibunco Group Sponsor of Gibraltar Lecture Galileo Foundation Italian Cultural Institute Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Ian and Carol Sellars allmanhall Jane and Roderick Gibbs Lady Hatch Emily Rose and James Marrow George Warren Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design Marshall Maserati Festival courtesy cars The Macdonald Randolph Hotel The festival hotel Eynsham Hall Royds Withy King Lawyers to the festival Intesa Sanpaolo Said Business School Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies New College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Cross College St Cross College Corpus Christi College The Queen’s College The Queen's College St John’s College St John's College Jesus College Hertford College Exeter College Exeter College St Hilda’s College Keble College Keble College Oxford University Press Princeton University Press Oxford Brookes University Oxford Cultural Collective K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography Ashmolean Museum Floris of London University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office The Oxford Times Regional media partner BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner Macdonald Bear Hotel Mary and Cecil Quillen The Oxford Artisan Distillery Conference Oxford Critchleys Liaison Financial Services The Litmus Partnership British Humanist Association The Sheldonian Theatre Felicity Bryan Associates The Royal Society of Literature Oxford University Museum of Natural History The Story Museum Oxford City Council City Audio Visual OX magazine