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.


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
Wednesday Cohort 1
One evening per month

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

Spring 2022
Wednesday Cohort 2
One evening per month

  • March 2, 2022
  • March 30, 2022
  • April 27, 2022
  • May 25, 2022
  • June 22, 2022