‘Attentive Writers’: Healthcare, Authorship, and Authority | Medical Humanities Research Centre, University of Glasgow | 23-25 August 2013 From nurses, physicians and surgeons to administrators, caregivers, physiotherapists, technicians, veterinarians and voluntary sector workers, this conference adopts the term ‘attentive writers’ as evocative of the multitude of both non-professional and professional caregivers – clinical and non-clinical … Continue reading CFP: Attentive Writers
The Examined Life: Writing and the Art of Medicine. The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine will host a three-day conference (April 19-21, 2012) focusing on the links between the science of medicine and the art of writing.The University of Iowa is among the nation’s premier centers for creative … Continue reading Writing and Health Care (Conference)
Professor Helen Sword (University of Aukland, NZ) asks why so much academic writing is so stodgy and unreadable. Her Web site The Writer's Diet provides you with resources to trim that fat, including an on-line Wasteline Test.
Writing in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Rachel Toor asks, "How Do You Learn to Edit Yourself?" How can I help far-away geologists and physicists, historians and philologists, write better prose? I can't. Not in some abstract, general way. All I can do is urge them to pay attention to well-written works in their own … Continue reading Rachel Toor: How Do You Learn to Edit Yourself?
Writing in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Amy Benson Brown, who directs the author-development program at Emory University's Center for Faculty Development and Excellence, observes of scholarly writing habits: As a writer and editor who coaches academic writers, I've witnessed how tricky that juggling act can be, especially in recent years. Besides teaching, doing research, and … Continue reading Chronicle: Attention!
On April 28 to 30, 2010, the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine will host The 4th Annual Examined Life: Writing and the Art of Medicine, a three-day conference exploring the intersections of writing, medicine and medical education. Our featured presenters this year include: Poet Marvin Bell, Iowa Writers’ Workshop Director Lan Samantha Chang, … Continue reading U Iowa Conference: Writing and the Art of Medicine
THE WELLNESS & Writing Connections Conference brings together writers and professionals who see therapeutic value in writing, including personal journals, creative nonfiction, memoir, fiction, drama, and poetry. Inquire about opportunities for a book exhibit and visual art displays. For more information contact John Evans (firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit our Web site at http://www.wellnessandwritingconnections.com.