Writers’ Workshop for Health Professionals

In August 2022, the McGovern Center will welcome 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.

As part of this intensive writers’ workshop for health professionals, Writing Fellows will participate in one 3-hour-long workshop per month from August 2022 through May 2023, 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 instructors are Nathan Carlin, PhD, McGovern Center Director and editor of Contemporary Physician-Authors, and Pritha Bhattacharyya, MFA, Fiction PhD Candidate and Inprint C. Glenn Cambor Fellow in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Houston.