Workshop: Mirror in the mirror: Reflective writing for wellbeing. Online with Snapdragon Journal. April 5 and April 12. More info and tickets here. (NB times and dates on website are USA times and dates)
Byron Writers Festival. Bangalow, NSW. August 11-13. Sessions TBC
Workshop: Beyond the medical record: Reflective writing for health professionals. Australasian Society for Breast Disease Scientific Meeting, Adelaide, SA. September 14. More info here.
Workshop: Enduring Witness: A book-in-hand interactive play performance. Whole Person Congress, Montreal, Canada. October 19-22. More info here.
Previous keynote addresses, author talks, panels and workshops have been offered at:
Blue Mountains Writers Festival
Byron Writers Festival
Castlemaine Fringe Festival
Gathering of Kindess Festival, Melbourne
Havard Medical School, USA
Maitland Indie Arts and Writers Festival
Narrative Medicine, Chicago, USA
Open Mic (Online): In conversation with Kelly DuMar and the team from The Journal of Expressive Writing
Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
Royal Australian College of Anaethetists
Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
The Examined Life Conference, Iowa, USA
Whole Person Congress, Montreal, Canada
Praise for Hilton's teaching
During my final year of study as an occupational therapist I attended a multidisciplinary pain management conference facilitated by Hilton. Hilton opened the day with a story and managed both to ground theory in the personal, and to give the whole audience an experience in common at the start of the day. Hilton has an uncanny knack of delivering complicated information in an easy to access manner which is grounded in the acknowledgement that we all have our own story.
Maria Kirstens, Occupational therapist
I have been a student of Hilton’s both as a doctor and as a writer and as a doctor using writing. Hilton is a rare gem of a teacher in all these capacities. Whether he is teaching dry clinical practise or creative writing he has a precious and masterly ability to unlock the heart of the subject and share it with his students in a way which shines a new and fascinating light on it. Hilton has a genuine, funny, encouraging and deeply human approach which engages everyone lucky enough to be in one of his workshops. A true teacher in the very best sense of the word.