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Telling Your Health Story: Virtual Health Writing Seminar (Day 2 - 2020) | Presented by Independence Blue Cross and Sponsored by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Telling Your Health Story: Virtual Health Writing Seminar (Day 2 - 2020) | Sponsored by Independence Blue Cross and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

To view the recording of the live conference, please click play on the video above.

Welcome to Inquirer LIVE: Telling Your Health Story, Day 2.

We’re continuing the momentum of our two-day virtual health writing seminar. Today, we have a number of interactive panel discussions, a keynote speech from author Lorene Cary, and an interactive story slam.

How to participate: At any time during the conference, you will have the opportunity to interact in each discussion. Scroll down and click on “View Comments” to use the comment feature to submit your comments and writing samples.

Agenda for Saturday, November 14:

Note: We’ll have a 15-minute break between each session.

  1. 10:00 AM - Opening Remarks

  2. 10:15 AM - Poetry in medicine: An award-winning poet and pediatrician will lead you through group readings and discussions of poems that explore the impact of collective trauma. You’ll be invited to write and share your own reflective work. To share your writing samples with Irene Mathieu, please submit them via the comment feature below.

  3. 11:15 AM - Going Public: What happens when you tell your health story? Hear the remarkable experiences of three people who shared their stories of survival with surprising results.

  4. 12:15 PM - Keynote Speaker: Lorene Cary, a Philadelphia educator and author of the caregiving memoir Ladysitting, talks about storytelling, healing, and our times.

  5. 1:15 PM - Telling Your Health Story Slam: Event participants tell their own health stories at the end of the conference.