Wednesday, May 19, 2010
This Weekend at Duke // Life Lines: A Conference on Poetry in Healthcare
When: Friday, May 21, 2010 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Where: Freeman Center for Jewish Life
Description: This conference is designed for those who have an interest in examining the place of poetry in caregiving. Three panels of poets and health practitioners will present perspectives on the ways poetry can play a part in caring for our patients, our communities and our selves. Through discussion sessions, participants will have an opportunity to share experiences, to dialogue, to develop techniques, and to gain a deeper appreciation for poetry in the art of healing. Highlights of the conference include Friday and Saturday evening talks by poets David Whyte and Jane Hirshfield. Ms. Hirshfield will also offer a master class in poetry writing on Sunday morning.Sponsored by Duke Medicine. Co-presented by the Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities & History of Medicine and Health Arts Network at Duke (HAND).