Sundress Academy for the Arts Presents “Narrative Medicine”

The Sundress Academy for the Arts is excited to present Narrative Medicine, a workshop led by Allison Coffelt on December 14, 2022, from 6-7:30 PM. This event will be held over Zoom. Participants can access the event at tiny.utk.edu/sundress (password: safta).

In this workshop, we will introduce the field of narrative medicine and read and write together. We will explore how the skills of close reading and witnessing connect to the narrative medicine principles of attention, representation, and affiliation. This session is ideal for people who are in and around caregiving and health care, broadly defined—and welcomes those who are newer to writing and expressive arts. Together we will create an environment in which we tap into our innate creativity, and then draw connections between that creativity and care work.

While there is no fee to participate in this workshop, those who are able and appreciative may make donations directly to Allison Coffelt via Venmo @allisoncoffelt

Allison Coffelt is an author and teacher working at the intersection of health and humanities. Her writing and audio production has been featured in the Journal of the American Medical Association, BMJ Medical Humanities, NPR’s KBIA-FM, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and elsewhere. She is the author of the award-winning book, Maps Are Lines We Draw: A Road Trip through Haiti. Coffelt is a SAFTA alumnx and holds an MS in Narrative Medicine from Columbia University and an MA in Creative Nonfiction from the University of Missouri. She teaches at Columbia University and Baypath University’s MFA.

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