Writing as Craft in the Time of Covid-19:
A weekend digital writing retreat for health practitioners
Led by Damian Tarnopolsky PhD
Health, Arts and Humanities Program, University of Toronto
and Shane Neilson MD
With special guest speakers
Madhur Anand, author of the acclaimed “memoir-in-halves” This Red Line Goes Straight to Your Heart
and Ian Williams, winner of the Giller Prize for his novel Reproduction
Access via Zoom, August 14-16 2020. Course Fee: $500.00
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About this event:
Learning how to write more expertly gives health practitioners a skill with which to build therapeutic relationships, improve patient outcomes, and live in a more engaged way. Led by expert faculty with long experience in teaching narrative medicine and writing in the health humanities, this virtual retreat offers participants a chance to re-tell the COVID narrative from a place of autonomy.
This weekend program will feature a variety of short lectures, workshops, discussions, and reading and writing activities for individuals and groups, designed for their effectiveness at distance and their use for writers at every level.
Special guest sessions led by internationally acclaimed authors Ian Williams and Madhur Anand offer participants a unique opportunity to learn up close from masters of their craft; editorial advice and consultation on publishing opportunities will also be available.
We offer a respite from pandemic despair, and an invitation into artistic transformation.
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