Writers’ Workshop for Health Professionals

In August 2022, the McGovern Center welcomed its inaugural class of Writing Fellows to explore what constitutes creative work and develop a writing practice they can maintain in the long run. Works of literary fiction, non-fiction, and poetry will aid Fellows’ learning of the methods and craft involved in creative works. The program will continue and welcome its second class of writing fellows for the 2023-2024 academic year.

As part of this intensive writers’ workshop for health professionals, Writing Fellows will participate in one 3-hour-long workshop per month from October 2023 through May 2024, in which they will discuss assigned readings, complete writing exercises, and engage in supportive and critical analyses of their and their classmates’ creative works.

The course instructor is Pritha Bhattacharyya, MFA, Fiction PhD Candidate and Inprint C. Glenn Cambor Fellow in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Houston, and Writer-in-Residence with the McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics.

Those interested in joining the Writing Fellows Class of 2023-2024 should submit a brief note explaining why they want to participate. A writing sample may be included but is optional. Applications are due by August 15, 2023, to Nathan Carlin, PhD.