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Telling Stories, Discovering Voice: A Writing Weekend for Nurses


Friday through Sunday, July 20–22, 2012

Telling Stories, Discovering Voice:

A Writing Weekend for Nurses

Co-Sponsored by the Center for Health, Media, & Policy

and Hunter–Bellevue School of Nursing, Continuing Education

Join us for a weekend writing retreat for nurses, nursing faculty, and nursing students; both new and experienced writers are welcome. As a mutually supportive community of writers and readers, we will engage in an intensive process of self-discovery and authentic expression through reflective writing. Instructors will guide participants in groups and in one-to-one coaching, using creative techniques to sharpen and enliven both personal and professional writing. Through group feedback and discussion, participants will gain a new appreciation of the power of nurses’ voices and new tools for sustaining a writing practice. CE contact hours will be available.

INSTRUCTORS: Joy Jacobson, MFA, and Jim Stubenrauch, MFA, both longtime editors at the American Journal of Nursing, teach writing to nursing students at the Hunter–Bellevue School of Nursing and, as senior fellows at the Center for Health, Media, & Policy, provide workshops in writing reflective narratives to nurses in hospital settings.

KEYNOTE PRESENTER: Karen Roush, MSN, RN, is the clinical managing editor at AJN and mentors writers in the health sciences through The Scholar’s Voice.

UPDATE 6/19/12: Click here for an updated blog post with more detailed information, or contact or

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