Program Overview

The Mudroom is a collaborative creative writing workshop for health professionals.

Offered through monthly meetings over the academic term, The Mudroom is an informal space for health practitioners and allied professionals to share their creative and reflective writing, and read and discuss health-related writing together. Meetings are mostly devoted to workshop time – sharing and responding to participant writing – but there will also be occasional writing exercises, informal lectures on writing practice, and guided discussions on health humanities themes.

The Mudroom offers participants direct mentorship and editing from the facilitator, and will serve as a clearing house for sharing health humanities activities and opportunities, with the aim of fostering the ongoing growth of a supportive and fertile health humanities community.

All are welcome to register.

The group is facilitated by Damian Tarnopolsky, an accomplished novelist and prize winning playwright with long experience teaching writing and reflection to health professionals.

Format

Class Time (10 hours)

  • 2 hours x 5 meetings
  • Fall session: September-January
  • Spring session: February-June
  • 1 x Wednesday evening per month, 6pm-8:00pm (ET), via Zoom.

Writing time (20 hours)

  • Share work in formal workshop;
  • many other opportunities to share work online for discussion;
  • ongoing editing and collaboration

Participation (20 hours)

  • Online discussion, peer reviewing, writing exercises between sessions, etc.

Total: 50 hours

Program Dates

Spring 2022
one Wednesday evening per month

  • February 23, 2022
  • March 23, 2022
  • April 20, 2022
  • May 18, 2022
  • June 15, 2022

Register Online

Fall 2021 Wednesday Cohort
one Wednesday evening per month

  • September 22, 2021
  • October 20, 2021
  • November 17, 2021
  • December 15, 2021
  • January 12, 2022

Fall 2021 Thursday Cohort
one Thursday evening per month

  • September 23, 2021
  • October 21, 2021
  • November 18, 2021
  • December 16, 2021
  • January 13, 2022