Events and Programs
The Humanities in Medicine Collection Committee also sponsors a series of events and programs annually to promote the collection, with the goal of demonstrating the value of the humanities in healthcare.
Medical Humanities Book Discussion Groups
Literature & Medicine: Humanities at the Heart of Health Care - Monthly sessions
January-June, limited registration. Applicant deadline for 2010 is December 18, 2009.
To register, see the full announcement, including a link to the syllabus.
Contact: Sherly Jean-Bart
"Meet the Author" Discussions, Book Signings & Literary Readings
Scheduled year-round, and have included such authors as:
Richard Berlin, Perri Klass, Aaron Lazare, and Ellen More.
For current schedule, contact: Kristine Sjostedt.
Gerald F. Berlin Creative Writing Contest & Award Ceremony
The Gerald F. Berlin Prize is awarded for an essay, a poem or series of poems,
or a work of short fiction. The annual contest is open to UMass medical students, residents,
and fellows affiliated with UMass Memorial, Berkshire Medical Center and Worcester Medical Center/St. Vincent Hospital.
Richard Berlin is a poet and psychiatrist in private practice in Lenox, MA, and an associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School's Berkshire campus in Pittsfield. For additional information about the Berlin Awards and to read previous winning submissions visit Dr. Berlin's website at http://www.richardmberlin.com/creative.html.
Annual entry deadline: March 1.
Contact: Mai-Lan Rogoff