Narrative Writing Weekend

The Center for Health Media & Policy (CHMP) at Hunter College in New York City is offering, as a part of its program in Narrative Writing for Health Care Professionals, TELLING STORIES, DISCOVERING VOICE: A Writing Weekend for Nurses, July 20-22, 2012, in New York City. Cosponsored with the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing, the conference will be open to nurses, nursing faculty, nurse researchers, and nursing students, giving them an opportunity to explore the power of narrative writing. Attendees will receive 16.5 continuing education credit hours.  

The goals are to give nurses new appreciation for their individual and collective voices and new tools for sustaining their writing lives—regardless of whether their writing is scholarly or creative. In addition to taking part in writing workshops, participants will discuss the elements of a “healing narrative,” the role of narrative in medicine and nursing, and the potential for social media as a public-health tool. They’ll also receive one-on-one focus on their writing from conference faculty. The cost for the weekend is $675.

A detailed brochure is attached or you can click here for the brochure and click here to register (under Course Category/Program on the left, click on NURSING and the course description for Telling Stories, Discovering Voice: A Writing Weekend for Nurses/SEMTSDV should appear; click on Show Detail & Register on the right ).

Instructors are CHMP senior fellow Jim Stubenrauch, MFA, and poet-in-residence Joy Jacobson, MFA. They were longtime editors at the American Journal of Nursing and they now teach writing to nursing students, nursing faculty, and working nurses. Karen Roush, MS, RN, will provide a keynote address on the role of narrative in a variety of written formats: a personal essay, qualitative research, poems, a critique of research, and social commentary. She helps health professionals improve their writing through the Scholar’s Voice and is the clinical managing editor of the American Journal of Nursing and a Mary Clark Rockefeller Fellow and PhD candidate in the College of Nursing at New York University

The Center for Health, Media and Policy at Hunter College advances public conversations about health and health policy through media, research, education, and public forums. http://centerforhealthmediapolicy.com/ 

If you have questions,  contact: Joy Jacobson, Poet-in-Residence, Center for Health, Media, & Policy, Hunter College | Email: jacobsonjoy@gmail.com

NLN Scholarly Writing Retreat

The NLN Foundation has scheduled a Fall Writing Retreat to be held from November 3 – December 2, 2012 at the Mt. Royal Hotel and Conference Center in Baltimore, MD. Leslie H. Nicoll, PhD, MBA, RN will be the facilitator. Leslie Block of the NLN will also be onsite in Baltimore, assisting participants with their final drafts prior to submission

The NLN Scholarly Writing Retreat is designed to help nurse educators enhance writing skills and disseminate research findings and other work in scholarly publications. By the end of the retreat, the goal is for each participant to have a complete, edited paper ready for submission to a scholarly journal. Due to the intense nature of the work, retreat participants are limited to ten and selected through a competitive application process. Participants work closely with the facilitator for two months prior to the retreat, interacting via telephone, email, and the private blog created specially for the retreat, My Name in Print!. Participants will have access to the facilitator for up to one year after the retreat ends, to assist them through the revision and resubmission process. Access to the blog is ongoing.

The retreat is funded by a generous grant from Pocket Nurse Enterprises, Inc., and the NLN Foundation for Education.

Applications are due by August 20, 2012. To learn more about the retreat and download an application, click here: http://www.nlnfoundation.org/Scholarly_Writing_Retreat.cfm

Taos Writing Retreat 2012

The Thirteenth Annual Taos Writing Retreat for Health Professionals, sponsored by the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center Office of Continuing Medical Education and the Permanente Journal, Kaiser Permanente, will take place August 5-11, 2012 at the historic Mabel Dodge Luhan House in Taos, New Mexico.

The retreat encourages individuals to pursue their writing in a communal environment that provides maximum space for personal exploration and growth. A group workshop session takes place each morning. Afternoons are free for scheduled individual writing consultations with faculty members and for solitary writing, reflection, and communion with the beauty of Taos. Evenings offer informal gatherings that include viewing films and a talk by a guest writer.

Faculty for 2012 are Daniel Becker, MD, writer, internist, and director of the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Humanities at the University of Virginia, and Jeanne Bereiter, MD, writer, psychiatrist, and director of the narrative medicine/reflective writing program at the University of New Mexico.For further information: Please call Lois Montoya at (505)272-3942, email lemontoya@Salud.unm.edu or visit our web page at: www.taoswritingretreat.com

Seventeen hours of CME credits available.

NLN Scholarly Writing Retreat

National League for Nursing Education Scholarly Writing Retreat

 December 2-4, 2011, Mt. Washington Conference Center, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Leader: Leslie H. Nicoll, PhD, MBA, RN, BC

Registration Fee: $850 (Registration includes tuition, meals, and two nights’ accommodations at the host site.)

Leslie H. Nicoll, PhD, MBA, RN, BC, principal and owner of Maine Desk LLC, a provider of professional editorial services, will lead the retreat. A former associate research professor at the College of Nursing and Health Professions, University of Southern Maine, Dr. Nicoll is editor of CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing and The Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing.

Joining Dr. Nicoll will be Leslie Block, managing editor of Nursing Education Perspectives, the NLN’s research journal. Ms. Block was previously the managing editor of Nursing Research and senior editor of MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing.

Deadline for application is August 15, 2011. Applications postmarked after that date will not be considered.

Details on eligibility and selection criteria at: http://www.nlnfoundation.org/Scholarly_Writing_Retreat.cfm

The Healing Art of Writing: A Conference and Writing Workshop

The Healing Art of Writing: A Conference and Writing Workshop, Dominican University of California, June 27-July 2, 2010

This conference offers a unique experience in bringing together caregivers and patients who share a passion for writing about the mysterious forces of illness and recovery. The conference fosters communication between the two worlds we are all born into, described by Susan Sontag as “the kingdom of the well and . . . the kingdom of the sick.” A belief shared among all the participants is that being cured of the disease is not the same as being healed, and that the writing of poetry and prose brings us to a place of healing. Our subject is the body, our medical experiences widely diverse, our goal to express through literature what happens when a physical or mental anguish disrupts our lives.

Tuition: $700, Housing and Meals: double room $250; single room $375 (Meal plan begins with dinner on Sunday, June 27 and ends with breakfast on Friday, July 2) Conlan Recreation Center: $8/day. You pay at the Center per use

Application fee: $25 (Partial Scholarships: A limited number of partial scholarships are available. To be considered, attach a letter describing need.)

To Apply: Applications will be considered in two categories: poetry and prose. Acceptance into the program is based on the quality of the application sample. Previous participants need not submit their work. If you are a new applicant, in addition to the application form, please send a 5-page sample of your work. Include your name in the upper right-hand corner of each page, and staple the upper left-hand corner of the manuscript. Please indicate if memoir, fiction, or poetry. Returning participants need not send work. A $25.00 nonrefundable application fee is required. Make application checks payable to The Foundation for Humanities in Medicine. All applications must be postmarked by April 30, 2010. Acceptance letters and registration materials will be mailed by May 9. All fees must be received by May 28.

http://www.dominican.edu/events/healingart.html

Taos Writing Retreat for Health Professionals

Taos Writing Retreat for Health Professionals

The Eleventh Annual Taos Writing Retreat for Health Professionals, sponsored by the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center Office of Continuing Medical Education and the Permanente Journal, Kaiser Permanente, will take place August 1-7, 2010 at the historic Mabel Dodge Luhan House in Taos, New Mexico.

The retreat encourages individuals to pursue their writing in a communal environment that provides maximum space for personal exploration and growth. Participants are invited to bring along work-in-progress (both scholarly and creative), ideas for writing they want to begin, or simply a desire to write. No prior experience necessary! Typically, mornings will include a group workshop session in the Luhan House large classroom. Afternoons will be free for scheduled individual writing consultations with faculty members, for optional small group meetings, and for solitary writing, reflection, and communion with the beauty of Taos. Evenings will offer informal gatherings that may include anything from music to guest writers.

Faculty for 2010 are Julie Reichert, PhD, writer, filmmaker, and teacher, and Daniel Becker, MD, poet and editor of the on-line literary journal Hospital Drive.

Cost: $2,250 per participant. Includes six nights lodging (attractive private room with bath), three meals per day, and materials. (A spouse or adult companion is welcome to share the room, at an extra cost of $35/day for meals. The morning workshop, however, is for participants only.)

For further information: Please call Lois Montoya at (505)272-3942, email lemontoya@Salud.unm.edu  or visit our web page at www.taoswritingretreat.com . Seventeen hours of CME credits available.

NLN Scholarly Writing Retreat

Full-time faculty who have recently completed a research study or innovative project but have not yet crafted an article for publication are invited to apply for the third National League for Nursing Scholarly Writing Retreat, sponsored by the NLN and the NLN Foundation for Nursing Education. The retreat will take place the weekend of May 14 to May 16, 2010 at the Indiana University School of Nursing in Indianapolis. By the end of the weekend, you will have a complete, edited paper ready for submission to a scholarly journal.

Space is limited to nine participants who will be selected through a competitive application process. The registration fee (which includes tuition, meals, and two nights suite accommodations) is $750.

Deadline for submission is February 17, 2010. Applications postmarked after that date will not be considered.

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