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The Lamar Soutter Library is excited to announce that it will be hosting Graphic Medicine: Ill-Conceived and Well-Drawn from September 10- October 20, 2018. Per the National Library of Medicine, the exhibition “explores an increasingly popular, yet little-known literary field that presents personal illness narratives and health information through the medium of comics. The exhibition showcases items from the NLM’s growing collection of graphic memoirs depicting people’s experiences with an array of health issues, including breast cancer, deafness, mental illness, HIV/AIDS, and more.

The Lamar Soutter Library is excited to announce that it will be hosting Graphic Medicine: Ill-Conceived and Well-Drawn from September 10- October 20, 2018. In addition to the exhibition banners, the library will be running a series of events and talks around the topic of comics in medicine, exploring the ways they can be used for reflection, personal narratives, health communication, and to help patients and caregivers to empathize with each other’s experiences.

For more information about Graphic Medicine: Ill-Conceived and Well-Drawn please visit https://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/graphicmedicine/index.html.

September 10: Exhibition opens. The library will host drop-in events from 11am-2pm on every Wednesday during the exhibition. Free coffee will be available in the library on all drop-in days!

October 5: Graphic Medicine Panel featuring MK Czerwiec (Comic Nurse, author of Taking Turns), Dana Walrath (Aliceheimers), and Cathy Leamy (Susie & Ray)

                11:30-1 in the Albert Sherman Center Auditorium, AS2.2102. Refreshments to follow. RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/yazfm334 

October 18: Matteo Farinella, Guest Speaker, Neurocomic

                2:30-3:30 in the Lazare Auditorium, S1-607.

October 20: Exhibition ends

For more information, please contact Tori Rossetti at victoria.rossetti@umassmed.edu

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