What if Your Doctor Prescribed You a Poem?

Join us for this digital Narrative-Based Medicine Lab Live Event on Wednesday, November 9, 2022, from 12:00 – 1:00 pm ET.

Jürgen Pieters (Professor, Literary Theory, Ghent University, Belgium) and Allan Peterkin (Professor, Psychiatry and Family Medicine, University of Toronto), two experts in the theory and practice of bibliotherapy, will review the current state of the fast-growing field and discuss what a literary perspective can uncover about the health benefits of reading.

Together, they will reflect on the following questions Pieters explores in his new book, Literature and Consolation: Fictions of Comfort (Edinburgh University Press, 2021):

  • What exactly is it in a piece of writing that triggers therapeutic effects?
  • What aspects have the greatest impact on readers?
  • How might knowing the answers to these questions affect the practice of bibliotherapy today?

Register for this FREE event today! Plus, those who attend will be entered into our draw to win a Custom Flight of four books from Flying Books.

We hope you will join us at this collaborative research and teaching venture between the Narrative-Based Medicine Lab (CPD, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto) and the Department of Literary Studies, Ghent University.

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