Explore Medicine’s Creative Side

The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine will host our tenth annual three-day conference focusing on the links between the science of medicine and the art of writing.

2016 featured speakers

Leslie Jamison, author of The Empathy Exams

Leslie Jamison is an extraordinarily gifted writer whose work has been called at once “profound” and ”intellectual” and then “poetic” and “philosophical.” Her most recent book, a collection of essays called The Empathy Exams, was named one of the best books of the year by NPR, The New York Times and Publishers Weekly. In their review The Boston Globe called the book “a brilliant collection” and The Huffington Post declared that Leslie “seems poised for greatness; don’t miss out.”  http://www.lesliejamison.com/

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We use our email list sparingly, generally to update you on the progress we’re making toward the coming year’s conference.  It’s basically the list of people who get first notice of the call for presentations and the opening of registration.  Look for the signup box in the right column.

The University of Iowa is among the nation’s premier centers for creative writing, and its programs attract writers from all over the world. A dozen Pulitzer Prize-winners, numerous National Book Award recipients, and four recent US Poet Laureates have attended the University of Iowa. The University is home to the International Writing Program, the Nonfiction Writing Program, the Iowa Summer Writing Festival, and the Iowa Review. It is also home to the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, the first creative writing degree program in the United States, and the model for contemporary writing programs.  Iowa City itself is a UNESCO City of Literature.

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