Graphic Medicine: Ill-Conceived and Well-Drawn

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Books / Literature - Exhibit

Date & Time: Monday, September 10, 2018 - Saturday, October 20, 2018

Suggested Audiences: Elders, Adult, College, High School
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Lamar Soutter Library, UMass Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA 01655
Cost: Free!
Description: 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."

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. The library will host drop-in events 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), Whit Taylor (Ghost Stories), and Cathy Leamy (Susie & Ray), 11:30am-1pm in the Albert Sherman Center Auditorium, AS2.2102. Refreshments to follow.

October 18: Matteo Farinella, Guest Speaker, Neurocomic, 2:30pm-3:30pm in the Lazare Auditorium, S1-607.

For more information about Graphic Medicine: Ill-Conceived and Well-Drawn please visit
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Phone: 508-856-6099
Entered by: Tess Grynoch

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