The Program of Medical Ethics and Humanities presents: COVID-19 Art Aloud! A Virtual Open Mic Event

Friday, Nov 20, 2020     12:00 – 1:00PM

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Call in:  +1 253 215 8782  Meeting ID: 919 3004 3705

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Writing is one way to cope with the coronavirus pandemic.  Reading to a sympathetic audience is another.

As a way of sharing our experiences, we will hold Art Aloud! monthly through December from 12-1 PM.   U of U health-care professionals, students, faculty, patients, and family members are invited to read a piece of original writing.  All forms of spoken art are welcome, five minutes or less in length (~ 750 words).

To join, just click on the Zoom link above or use the call-in number we’ve provided, and show up!  Using the “Chat” function, you may sign in to read.  You also are welcome as our listening audience.

Join us for friendly company and the positive energy that comes from sharing experiences during these uncertain times.


Art Aloud! is co-sponsored by the Program in Medical Ethics and Humanities, Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine; Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library; The Office of Health Equity & Inclusion; HCI Wellness and Integrative Health Center; GME Wellness; and the Resiliency Center.



Call for Work: Paul Kalanithi Writing Award

Hello all: We are happy to announce the 5thAnnual Paul Kalanithi Writing Award for poems, essays and short. stories about illness and dying. The award was established to honor the life and legacy of Stanford’s Dr. Paul Kalanthi, author of When Breath Becomes Air. Deadline is December 1st. More information at link below.


Welcome to Rubor, a medical humanities journal at the University of Utah School of Medicine. This literary and arts publication is run by medical students, and submission is open to all. We are grateful to the University of Utah School of Medicine Program in Medical Ethics and Humanities, the School of Medicine Office of Admissions, and the Associated Students of the University of Utah for providing financial support for this publication, as well as the University of Utah  Eccles Health Sciences Library for their digital and technologic assistance.


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