Writing Well and Writing to Get Well 4 Podcast


What can writers and teachers of Creative Writing learn from psychiatry, neuroscience, and other medical disciplines about the links between creativity and mental illness?

Lily Dunn, Nathan Filer and Agata Vitale (Photo by Oscar Windsor-Smith)

The podcast from the fourth Friday evening event, which took place on Friday 19th May 2017, can be listened to here:


Nathan Filer, author of The Shock of the Fall, and Agata Vitale, Senior Lecturer in Abnormal/Clinical Psychology at Bath Spa University, discuss Creative Writing and Mental Health with Lily Dunn.

Nathan Filer originally trained and worked as a mental health nurse, then later as a mental health researcher at the University of Bristol. His debut novel The Shock of the Fall – which describes the life of a young man with schizophrenia – was published in 2013 to wide critical acclaim. It won The Costa Book of the Year, The Betty Trask Prize…

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