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  • How to Listen like a PoetSep 18, 201912:00 pm - 1:00 pm


UM Bannatyne: Chown Building: Room 474, George & Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation

753 McDermot Ave., Chown Building, Room 474, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3E 0T6

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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.

Learning Objectives

  • 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.

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Program Coordinator

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    Karen DePape
    Program Coordinator
    Office of Educational and Faculty Development
    S204 Medical Services Building
    Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
    University of Manitoba
    Tel: 204-272-3102
    Fax: 204-272-3169
    Email: Karen.DePape@umanitoba.ca