Community of Practice


In May 2018, NW Narrative Medicine Collaborative began its Community of Practice Monthly Workshop Series at the Lucky Lab Brew Pub (directions here)! Each interactive workshop focuses on developing narrative skills in community. Each month highlights a different focus/topic, and will host a featured visiting facilitator.

Workshop Descriptions and Facilitator Bios

Participants should plan on engaging in discussion, writing, creating, sharing, and interacting with other participants. While the topic and facilitator will rotate, the format will be the same:

  • Facilitator Welcome
  • Brief Introductions
  • Workshop (90 minutes); including
    • Hands on activity, community participation
    • Writing prompt/time to write
    • Discussion either in large group, pairs, small groups
    • Wrap up and send off with a “Try This” Activity
  • Close

Our  focus is narrative medicine, that is, an approach to wellness and healthcare that supports narrative competence—the ability to listen, absorb, and be moved to action by the stories of illness and wellness.

Workshop facilitators will create and facilitate a one-time workshop experience focused on a specific skill that will expand each participant’s narrative medicine practice.  

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: We are currently seeking facilitator submissions for the January, February, and March 2019 Community of Practice gatherings. Please click here to submit your proposal using SurveyMonkey. DEADLINE: December 10, 2018.