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. 

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


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