Narrative Medicine Lunch & Learn

Fall 2022 Schedule

A monthly online workshop – free and open to all WFU students, faculty, staff, and community members – that introduces participants to Narrative Medicine and its core principles of close reading and reflective writing. 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.

All sessions will take place at the Bowman Gray Center for Medical Education (475 Vine Street) — room numbers and links to readings will be sent with reservation confirmation.

Lunch will be provided.

In-Person Sessions will take place from 12:00-1:15pm on the following Fridays at the Bowman Gray Center for Medical Education (475 Vine Street): 

Click here to register for one or all of the following sessions:

September 9th
October 7th
November 4th
December 2nd

Online/Zoom Sessions will take place from 12:00-1:15pm on the following Thursdays:
Thursday, September 8th
Thursday, October 6th
Register in advance for this meeting:
Thursday, December 1st

Spring 2022 Schedule

Thursday, February 17th
12:00-1:15pm
Thursday, March 17th
12:00-1:15pm
Reading: “It Was Already Dangerous” by Lauren Whitehead
Thursday, April 21st
12:00-1:15pm
Reading: “What It Means When a Man Falls From the Sky” by Lesley Nneka Arimah
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://wakeforest-university.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwtdu2vqzIjEtZFluZQaRW-7FrQh5BukrEu
Thursday, May 19th
12:00-1:15pm
Readings/Viewings: “Her Marked Black Body” by Cynthia Parker-Ohene and “How Hair Changes Before Expiration” by J.E. Robinson (both read by Nkosi Nkululeko)
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Fall 2021 Schedule

Narrative Medicine Lunch & Learn Online Sessions

Wednesday, September 15th
12:00-1:15pm
Reading: “At the End of Life, a Secret” by Reginald Dwayne Betts
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Wednesday, October 13th
12:00-1:15pm
Podcast: The Nocturnists: Black Voices in Healthcare: Episode 6: Becoming
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Wednesday, November 10th
12:00-1:15pm
Reading: “The Old Baby” by Elizabeth Crowder
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Wednesday, December 15th
12:00-1:15pm
Reading: “The Universe as Primal Scream” by Tracy K. Smith and “Coffee Break” by Kwame Dawes
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Summer 2021 Schedule

Narrative Medicine Lunch & Learn Online Sessions

Thursday, June 24th
12:00-1:15pm
Readings:
Poems: “After an Illness, Walking the Dog” by Jane Kenyon and “Emerald Spider Between Rose Thorns” by Dean Young
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Thursday, July 29th
12:00-1:15pm
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Thursday, August 19th
12:00-1:15pm
Reading: “Broken” by Ramya Sampath
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Spring 2021 Schedule

Narrative Medicine Lunch & Learn Online Sessions

Thursday, January 28th
12:00-1:15pm
Reading: “Poison” by Sarah Manguso
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://wakeforest-university.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAvdumsqzkuH9OrxxrOdaRUg0QoQmBNTihw

Thursday, February 25th
12:00-1:15pm
Reading: “A Gullah Woman Comes to Clinic” by Ethan Stonerook
Featuring a conversation with the author!
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://wakeforest-university.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMocO6przwiE9WSzRDI4zqgUvtE4_R-f8Lb

Thursday, March 25th
12:00-1:15pm
Reading: “Face Time” by Lorrie Moore
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://wakeforest-university.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0lcOmgpjstGNy7iaZtOtv-RtPSYqA2kazr

Thursday, April 29th
12:00-1:15pm
Reading: “Perhaps the World Ends Here” by Joy Harjo
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://wakeforest-university.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMtd-qvpjMiHNTRhrgqFejNS_CVTJSgt1Ka

Fall 2020 Schedule

Thursday, September 24th
12:00-1:15pm
Readings: “Try to Praise the Mutilated World” by Adam Zagajewski and “won’t you celebrate with me” by Lucille Clifton
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://wakeforest-university.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcodO6vrTsqGNJprG81405Qf5SmPh31h63v

Thursday, October 29th
12:00-1:15pm
Reading: “Numb” by Nikhil Barot
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://wakeforest-university.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIlc–uqTkqHdVrDfzzfxgszKRJkHk5O_TR

Thursday, December 3rd
12:00-1:15pm
Reading (audio recording): “Too Long, Too Short” by Jay Baruch
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://wakeforest-university.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIkduutrT8vG9dvTP4c4G7RdXa6hPKCbDcN

Please feel free to share the registration information with your students and colleagues. You can register at any point up until the start of the session.

As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Aimee Mepham, Associate Director, at mephamam@nullwfu.edu.

Narrative Medicine: Lunch & Learn is a monthly, informal workshop group to introduce any interested students, staff, and faculty (pre-health, liberal arts, PA, medical, CRNA, bioethics) to the principles of narrative medicine. Workshops focus on close reading and reflective writing. Facilitator: Aimee Mepham, MFA, Associate Director of the Wake Forest University Humanities Institute.