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UM Bannatyne: Chown Building: Room 474, George & Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation
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How to Tell a Story (Narrative Medicine Series)
This session will involve writing from a prompt related to origin stories and names. Discussion and sharing of work will follow.
- develop narrative skills
- practice reflective writing
- see how narrative relates to medicine
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.