Rady Faculty of Health Sciences  (University of Manitoba) and Temerty Faculty of Medicine (University of Toronto) present :                      

‘Poetry and a Medical Life’ – A Reading and Conversation with Conor Mc Donnell, MD and Bahar Orang, MD 

The AUTHOR MD series is hosted by the Program in Health, Arts and Humanities at the University of Toronto ( ) and the Gold Humanism Honor Society, the Alan Klass Health Humanities Program and the Office of Educational and Faculty Development at the University of Manitoba.  For more information please contact 

The AUTHOR MD SERIES was created to provide a platform for Canadian physician- writers to share their work broadly and to deepen a conversation on the role of creativity and reflection in a clinical life.

Date: Thursday, December 3, 2020
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm  CST (Winnipeg)

7:00 – 8:30 pm EST (Toronto)

Authors: Conor Mc Donnell, MD and Bahar Orang, MD
Location: Webinar


Conor Mc Donnell is a physician and poet.  He has published two chapbooks, The Book of Retaliations (Anstruther Press) and Safe Spaces (Frog Hollow Press). He received Honourable Mention for The Fiddlehead’s 2018 Ralph Gustafson Poetry Proze, was shortlisted for the RowArtReview 2019 Charles Bukowski Prize, and was runner-up in the Vallum 2019 Contemporary Poetry Prize.


Bahar Orang is a writer and physician-in-training living in Toronto.  She has a BASc from McMaster University and an MA in Comparative Literature from the University of Toronto.  She completed her MD at McMaster University, and is now completing specialty training in psychiatry in Toronto.  Her poetry and essays have been published in such places as GUTS, Hamilton Arts & Letters, CMAJ, and Ars Medica.

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