Books We Turn to During Hard Times

November 15, 2022


In the 1990’s Portland-based nonprofit The Hambleton Project created a library for lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered individuals with cancer to help them navigate the healthcare system and the personal impact of cancer on their lives. For November’s Community of Practice, we will use archival research from that project to examine different “narratives of medicine” used. What kind of narratives still persist today? What unique perspectives can different literary genres offer to someone who is struggling? Participants are encouraged to bring books (of any genre) that have been helpful to them during difficult times to the discussion.

Facilitator Bio

Pamela Pierce HeadshotPamela Pierce is the Digital Scholarship & Repository Librarian and an assistant professor at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). Her previous experience included serving as the Digital Library Coordinator and Archivist for the Theodore Roosevelt Center at Dickinson State University in North Dakota and as an Art Cataloger for the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction. She writes place based creative nonfiction.

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November 15, 2022


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