Narrative Rounds June 5th and the Narrative Atelier – June 5-8, 2020

  1. Please hold the date for our joint DFCM – Department of Psychiatry – Health and Humanities GRAND ROUNDS

    June 5th, from 10:45 am-noon, followed by a book signing

    18th Floor Auditorium

    Mount Sinai Hospital, 600 University Ave

    Our speaker is disability activist ELI CLARE

    Title:  “Stories Turned into Case Studies and Case Files”


    White, disabled, and genderqueer, Eli Clare lives near Lake Champlain in occupied Abenaki territory (currently known as Vermont) where he writes and proudly claims a penchant for rabble-rousing. He has written two books of creative non-fiction, Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure and Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness, and Liberation, and a collection of poetry, The Marrow’s Telling: Words in Motion, and has been published in many periodicals and anthologies. Eli speaks, teaches, and facilitates all over the United States and Canada at conferences, community events, and colleges about disability, queer and trans identities, and social justice. Among other pursuits, he has walked across the United States for peace, coordinated a rape prevention program, and helped organize the first ever Queerness and Disability Conference.

  2. The NARRATIVE ATELIER (June 5-8, 2020) will incorporate these Rounds and a workshop by Eli Clare.

    NOTE: This event has been Postponed.

    The 4-day intensive Programme explores the theory, practice and teaching  of Narrative-Based Medicine through the close interpretation and reading of :

    • *Visual Narrative
    • *Written and Reflective Narrative
    • *Performed Narrative (Including Improv)
    • *Cinematic Narrative
    • *Journalistic Narrative
    • *Modes of patient/client writing

    To receive the finalized Atelier Program and to Register – please write to:

    For more on the Narrative Atelier – see this article from the latest issue of the WALRUS:

    Allan D. Peterkin MD FCFP, FRCP
    Professor of Psychiatry and Family Medicine,
    Head, Health, Arts and Humanities Program and UGME/Post-MD Studies Humanities Lead