The past few months have seen healthcare workers submerged in the trenches of the Covid-19 pandemic with no time to reflect or process what they are seeing and sacrificing. Simultaneously, this emergency has highlighted the disparity in care provided to the Black community and other communities of color. Healthcare workers are not just witness to such racism but can be victims of it and perhaps, unintentionally, compliant in.
Storytelling is one of the most powerful tools we have to acknowledge, distill, and share our experiences.
Led by writer Judith Hannan, this workshop will include interactive prompts, as well as readings by the author.
The Sept. 17th webinar will provide an overview of Ms. Hannan’s upcoming workshop series, which will bring together medical professionals to write their stories in response to carefully tailored prompts. Participants will have the opportunity to share their writing, because having your stories received by loving ears can be a key part of the healing process.
The upcoming workshop series will meet once a week for four weeks in 2-hour sessions. You can register for all four or choose the dates you want to participate. The workshops are not about creating great literary masterpieces but about using the process of setting words to paper to heal. No previous writing experience necessary.
Space for the Sept. 17th webinar is open to all. The latter individualized workshops in the series will be limited to 10 people.
Ms. Hannan is the author of Motherhood Exaggerated (CavanKerry Press, 2012), her memoir of discovery and transformation during her daughter’s cancer treatment and her transition into survival. Her most recent book is The Write Prescription: Telling Your Story to Live With and Beyond Illness.
The webinar was held live on September 17, 12:30 p.m. EDT for “The Write Prescription: Telling Stories to Process the Pandemics of COVID-19 and Racism,” part of our free Gold Human InSight Webinar series!
Look for the recording to posted in the coming days.