Together Well Writing Workshop Series October 2020-April 2021

April 20, 2021


We invite you to join us as we take the time to reflect on the experience of living through a whole year upended by the pandemic.

The COVID-19 pandemic has shined a bright light on all the ways in which our current healthcare system is broken – provider burnout and stress, patient access, inefficiencies, cost, etc. Most importantly, this public health crisis has made it impossible to ignore the systemic racism and inequities that have always existed in our communities, our institutions, and even in our professional and personal relationships. In response to this, we have created Together Well, a story campaign highlighting the ways that connection, collaboration, and community can help rebuild a new system that centers the human experience, and promotes health, justice, and wellbeing for all. Join us in an interactive workshop to WRITE, REVISE, and SHARE your stories of health and healthcare during a global pandemic. To find out more about the TOGETHER WELL project visit the website here.

In this workshop participants will be asked to read, write, and discuss. If you require an accommodation, please contact NWNMC at

The first event was held online on October 20, 2020 with two events following on December 2, 2020. After that a workshop was held on February 23, 2021 and April 20, 2021.

Facilitator Bio

Elizabeth Lahti, MD, is the Director of Narrative Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine and co-founded the Northwest Narrative Medicine Collaborative.

Daena Goldsmith, Ph.D., is a professor of Rhetoric & Media Studies at Lewis & Clark College, where she researches and teaches about how we enact identities and relationships through what we say and how we say it. Her work focuses on interactions from everyday life, including the conversations we have with a spouse or partner, the advice we give to friends and family, and the stories we tell face-to-face and online. Additional information is available at

Event Details

April 20, 2021
6:00-7:30 pm


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