This Basic Workshop provides an intensive introductory experience to the methods and skills of Narrative Medicine. These practices are then applicable to unlimited clinical and non-clinical settings. From Friday at 2 pm to Sunday at 5 pm, participants gather for plenary presentations by the founders of the Program in Narrative Medicine alternating with small-group seminars. Participants will form small groups of eight that stay together throughout the weekend, while small group facilitators rotate through the groups.
Plenary presentations by faculty open up themes of how stories work, exploring concepts such as creativity, ethics, bearing witness, and empathy, while the small groups practice rigorous skills in close reading, creative writing, and responding to the writings of others. Close reading is an integral part of the workshop as is short prompted writing and discussion. Participants will gain access to our online resource page prior to the start of the workshop where all information necessary to prepare for the weekend including literary texts, film, visual art and seminar articles in the field of narrative medicine by leading educators.
Sunday, October 14 at 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Hammer Health Sciences Building
701 West 168th Street, New York, NY 10032