Welcome to
Northwest Narrative Medicine Collaborative

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We’re glad you’re here! NWNMC welcomes patients, health care professionals, clinicians, caregivers, writers, artists, and scholars. We hope you will join us.

WORKSHOPS

Community of
Practice

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Our monthly writing workshops are open to all.

TRAINING

Training
Opportunities

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Narrative Medicine Facilitator Training, Narrative Scribe Training, and collabLAB.

DIGITAL LIBRARY

Accessible Narrative Medicine Library

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An inclusive digital library for use in facilitator trainings and community workshops.

SPECIAL EVENT

Writing Hard Stories: A Writing Workshop with Melanie Brooks

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Three, consecutive, 90-minute workshops.
Saturdays, April 13, 20, 27 at 10:00 am - 11:30 am (PST)

What

Narrative Medicine is a practice in which we recognize, absorb, metabolize, and allow ourselves to be moved by stories of illness and health. We hone narrative skills in a monthly community of practice where we read, discuss, write, listen, and share, together. 

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Why

We believe that narrative medicine awakens the shared humanity of all people who are navigating illness; and that doing this work in community strengthens us individually. By listening to others’ stories and telling our own, we respect and nourish those affected by illness. We invite the stories from patients and caregivers of all kinds including those whose stories have been historically undertold.

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Get Involved

Explore volunteer opportunities or donate to help us fund our programs.