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UM Bannatyne: Chown Building: Room 474, George & Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation
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How to Listen like a Poet (Narrative Medicine Series)
This session will involve listening to a recording of a poem several times and responding to it with reflective writing. Discussion and sharing of work will follow.
- develop close listening skills
- practice reflective writing
- see how narrative medicine relates to clinical practice
Sponsored by the Gold Humanism Honor Society, the Alan Klass Health Humanities Program and the Office of Educational and Faculty Development
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Facilitator: Maurice Mierau
Maurice Mierau’s last book of poems, Autobiographical Fictions, appeared in 2015. His previous book, Detachment: An Adoption Memoir, won the Kobzar Literary Award, as well as the Alexander Kennedy Isbister Award for Non-Fiction. His poetry collections include Fear Not, winner of the ReLit Award in 2009, and Ending with Music, published in 2002. Mierau is founding editor of the Canadian fiction imprint Enfield & Wizenty, and of the online magazine Winnipeg Review. Born in Indiana, he grew up in Nigeria, Manitoba, Jamaica, Kansas and Saskatchewan. He holds an MA in English literature and this spring took a seminar in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University.