Blogging with Parkinson's

A personal perspective on Young Onset Parkinson's

Creativity and Parkinson’s: The Mervyn Peake Awards


Parkinson’s UK and the estate of Mervyn Peake run an annual competition, the Mervyn Peake Awards, ‘celebrating the creativity of people with Parkinson’s’.

Peake, best known as the author of the Ghormenghast trilogy, was a writer and artist who had Parkinson’s. According to the Wikipedia article, Ghormenghast was, in part, influenced by his Parkinson’s symptoms.

The images and poems on the charity’s calendar all come from this competition. Apparently there are prizes, too.

The closing date for entries this year has been extended to the 14th of April. I posted mine today.

UPDATE: The People’s Choice shortlist has been published. UK Residents can vote for their favourites to be included in the Calendar from 26 April to 9 May. [Blog post][Vote]


2 thoughts on “Creativity and Parkinson’s: The Mervyn Peake Awards

  1. I love poetry and I really enjoy reading your blog. Thanks for sharing this post. Feel free to stop by sometime.

    Raining Purple Rain

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