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Event Series Event Series: Creative Writing Workshops for Faculty

Creative Writing Workshops for Faculty

March 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Woman writing in a journal.

2024 Creative Writing workshops for faculty flyerIn this class, faculty will explore the act of writing. Through in-class exercises, we will explore issues of craft—narrative, perspective, point of view, imagery and dialogue—and discuss how writing and reading can open up unexpected storylines, outcomes, possibilities, and develop a deeper understanding of ourselves, our colleagues and patients in a clinical context. No writing experience necessary.

Classes will take place monthly. Wednesdays from 7:30-8:45pm on Zoom:

  • January 10th
  • February 7th
  • March 6th
  • April 3rd

Course Objectives:

  • To explore four writing forms—memoir, fiction and poetry—through weekly reading and writing exercises.
  • To introduce the numerous ways of telling a story, both in clinical and creative contexts.
  • To examine peers’ writing in an effort to think critically and thoughtfully as an editor.
  • To explore the ways in which storytelling can allow us to imagine alternateoutcomes when working in clinical practice.
  • To discuss how relevant literary concepts (such as metaphor, narrative, and point ofview) can help students reflect on their own actions and reactions in clinical practice.

Learner Outcomes – Students will be able to:

  • Recognize writing’s usefulness in increasing depth of understanding and therapeutic connections with patients.
  • Offer constructive and respectful feedback to their peers’ work.
  • Develop and Hone their writing and revision skill by applying literary concepts totheir work.
  • Execute the writing process, from inception of an idea to revised form.