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Here’s what’s happening on in our corner of Narrative Medicine. What’s going on in yours? Drop us a line and let us know!

Out of My Scope

Please join us for the Northwest Narrative Medicine Collaborative’s fourth Seattle Storytelling event. We invite you to tell a medicine/health-related story on the theme “Out of my Scope.” Your story can be funny, serious, heartfelt, absurd, lyrical, etc. It can be expressed as a narrative, poem, song, or any genre of your liking. We are…

Storytelling Workshop with Sam Blackman MD

Please join the Seattle Northwest Narrative Medicine Collaborative for an interactive Storytelling workshop facilitated by Master Storyteller Sam Blackman. Dr. Blackman has told stories for The Moth, The Interstitium and Ignite Seattle. This workshop will be held on 2 contiguous Sundays – January 26th and February 2nd, from 10am-1pm. The goal will be to craft…

What Was Lost in Translation

Please join us for the Northwest Narrative Medicine Collaborative’s third Seattle Storytelling event. We invite you to tell a medicine/health-related story on the theme “What Was Lost In Translation.” Your story can be funny, serious, heartfelt, absurd, lyrical, etc. It can be expressed as a narrative, poem, song, or any genre of your liking. We…

The Interstitium: I have a gift for you

The space is Portland-hip: Cup & Bar serves artisan coffee and avocado toast, and we crowd together on artfully rough-hewn wooden benches. The audience is warm: supportive, attentive and intimate, 50-people strong and the show is standing room only. The stories told at the mic are real.

What I Didn’t Know

Please join us for the Northwest Narrative Medicine Collaborative’s second Seattle Storytelling event. We invite you to tell a health-care related story on the theme “What I Didn’t Know.” Your story can be funny, serious, heartfelt, absurd, lyrical, etc. We are seeking story-tellers and story-appreciators, as we gather together to build a narrative medicine community.…

The Interstitium: My First Time

The event sold out within 10 days, revealing a deep desire for narrative medicine in Seattle. The storytelling was captivating, vulnerable, and meaningful–all themes that align with the practice of medicine.

My First Time

Please join us for the Northwest Narrative Medicine Collaborative’s inaugural Seattle event, featuring storytelling by health care professionals. We invite you to tell a health-care related story on the theme, “My First Time”. Your story can be funny, serious, heartfelt, absurd, lyrical, etc. We are seeking story-tellers and story-appreciators, as we gather together to build…

The Interstitium

Please join us for the Northwest Narrative Medicine Collaborative’s inaugural Seattle event, featuring storytelling by health care professionals. We invite you to tell a health-care related story on the theme, “My First Time”. Your story can be funny, serious, heartfelt, absurd, lyrical, etc. We are seeking story-tellers and story-appreciators, as we gather together to build…

Community of Practice – November Recap

On Tuesday evening we met at the Lucky Labrador Pub where we thought, talked, and wrote about “Place”. Pamela Pierce, an OHSU librarian, skillfully facilitated our time.

Community of Practice – October Recap

For our October gathering of the NWNMC Community of Practice, Liz Asch Greenhill (acupuncturist, visual artist, and writer) led participants in readings and exercises drawing on concepts from Chinese Medicine and acupuncture theory. After a brief but well-rounded introduction to Chinese medicine and theory, we practiced.

September Recap – Creation Myths as Metaphor for Mundane Magic

Katy Liljeholm skillfully led the workshop, Creation Myths as Metaphor for Mundane Magic. Ms. Liljeholm is a former Artistic Director of Well Arts and current oral historian for palliative care patients at Legacy Health Services. She immediately brought the group together and engaged us with her warm presence.

Community of Practice – August Recap

When we go through changes in the external situations of our lives, we also experience a process of internal transition as we come to terms with what change means for who we are and our place in the world.

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