University of Toronto Residents’ Creative Writing Group March 12th

From the : University of Toronto Residents’ Creative Writing Group

Are you interested in stretching your creative muscles? Looking to refine a creative work for publication? Or perhaps just to inject a dose of humanities into your medical practice?

The University of Toronto Residents’ Creative Writing Group is here to help!

We comprise of a group of residents and fellows at the University of Toronto interested in sharing and improving our writing.Meetings are held approximately once a month,  2-3 hours in length.

We welcome house staff from any discipline, and with an interest in any genre of writing (narrative medicine pieces, poetry, fiction, memoir, creative non-fiction) as long as it’s written to be read.

Our next meeting is on Tuesday, March 12th at 6:45 p.m. at the By the Way Café (400 Bloor St W).

If you wish to attend or would like more information, please join our facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1490804187882797/) or email me at jonah.himelfarb@mail.utoronto.ca.

Happy writing!

Jonah

Jonah Himelfarb
Internal Medicine Resident University of Toronto
Jonah.Himelfarb@mail.utoronto.ca

Resident Creative Writing Group

We are a group of residents and fellows at the University of Toronto interested in sharing and improving our writing. We currently hold monthly meetings, capped at 10 attendees. Each meeting is co-facilitated by an experienced physician-writer or medical writer, who helps guide the discussion with the benefit of his or her experience. We welcome housestaff from any discipline, and with an interest in any genre of writing (narrative medicine pieces, poetry, fiction, memoir, creative non-fiction) as long as it’s written to be read.

Attendees are selected on a first-come, first-served basis, with preference given to residents who can regularly attend or who have work to present. Scheduling and location are to be determined by group consensus.

Participating housestaff will:
1. Learn how to critique writing and be critiqued in a supportive environment
2. Become comfortable with standards of confidentiality when writing about patients and peers
3. Receive constructive feedback on writing
4. Learn about the publishing process
5. Learn about combining writing with medical careers
6. Receive exposure to experienced physician-writers who can comment on all of the above.

For more information, including information about upcoming meetings and speakers, please contact Raffi Rush MD  at raffir@gmail.com