The Narrative Playbook

The Narrative Playbook: The Strategic Use of Story to Improve Care, Healing, and Health:
A Workshop for Clinicians Who Teach Medical Learners

Saturday, April 29th | 9am-12pm
Northwest AHEC: McCreary Tower, 475 Deacon Boulevard

In February of 2015, Laura Hope-Gill was one of 30 thought leaders on the topic of narrative methods in healthcare, from the US and abroad, who gathered in collaboration with the Business Innovation Factory and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for a Participatory Design Workshop to share best practices, define the value proposition of narrative methods, and co-create the content and format for a healthcare resource called “The Narrative Playbook.”

The workshop will present a sampling of methods for incorporating narrative into care, including Poetic Medicine, Narrative Medicine, Expressive Writing, and Medical Humanities.

Laura Hope-Gill holds an MFA in Poetry from Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers and is an NC Arts Fellow for Creative Nonfiction. She serves as an Assistant Professor of Writing and Director of The Thomas Wolfe Center for Narrative. The Center is located at Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Asheville campus – The Center for Graduate Studies of Asheville. She also serves as president of the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Advisory Board and is a board member of the Thomas Wolfe Society.

This workshop is sponsored by the WFU Humanities Institute’s Story, Health, & Healing Initiative, made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and with support from an Engaged Humanities Grant received by the university from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

This workshop is intended for clinicians who teach medical learners. Breakfast will be provided. There is no registration fee, but we ask that you fill out the registration form below:

We have reached our capacity for The Narrative Playbook Workshop with Laura Hope-Gill. We will contact you should a space become available. Thank you for your interest!