Writing & Healing Program in Charleston

The Medical University of South Carolina will present two public programs that will explore the role of the humanities in healthcare. "Writing & Healing: Conversations about the Humanities and Health Care" will take place on September 2, 2010, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at the Charleston County Public Library and September 3, 2010, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. at the Baruch Auditorium at the Medical University of South Carolina. SC Humanities supported this project through a June 2010 Mini Grant.

"Writing & Healing" will explore the value of sharing stories of illness and healing as a way of highlighting the humanities' role in improving or sustaining the health of patients and caregivers. Scholar and nurse-poet Veneta Masson will facilitate the two public programs, "Creative Responses to Illness and Healing" on September 2, 6:00 p.m. and "The Poetry of Caretaking" on September 3, 12:00 p.m. Both programs are free and open to the public.

For more information about the "Writing & Healing" program, please contact Tom Smith at 843-792-2790.

The mission of SC Humanities is to enrich the cultural and intellectual lives of all South Carolinians. SC Humanities programs and initiatives are balanced, reflecting sensitivity to the diversity of ideas, encourage open dialogue, demonstrate integrity, and are ethical in operations.

Image: Veneta Masson