Developing Empathy Through The Persona Poem

February 21, 2023


Join us for our February NW Narrative Medicine Community of Practice! We as practitioners of narrative medicine want to enhance our empathy towards those around us. We can do so through reading and writing the persona poem— writing in a voice other than one’s own. By getting “inside” the life of another human being, real or imagined, issues of empathy and compassion for others come to the fore.

Facilitator Bio

Willa Schneberg
Willa Schneberg is a poet, essayist, visual artist, curator and psychotherapist in private
practice. She has authored five poetry collections including: “In The Margins of The
World,” recipient of the Oregon Book Award, “Storytelling in Cambodia,” and “Rending
the Garment.” Work has appeared in numerous anthologies and literary journals,
including: “American Poetry Review;” “Salmagundi;” “Poet Lore;” “Bellevue Literary
Review” and “The Journal of Psychohistory.” “The Naked Room” a collection of poems
relating to mental health has just been released from Broadstone Books and can be purchased here. Visit her online at; Wiki:

Event Details

February 21, 2023
6:00-7:30 pm


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