Barbara Lock, MD, MFA'22 (Sarah Lawrence College), teaches Narrative Medicine at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. Her writing appears in STORY, The Forge, Superstition Review, Yalobusha Review, and elsewhere. She is Associate Managing Editor of Variant Lit (journal).
Rachel Wild, of The Forge Literary Magazine, asks Barbara about her writing process, the imagery in the story, and persisting in the face of fear.
Yes! I'm very grateful to have had the careful attention of the excellent editors at The Forge. ( https://forgelitmag.com/tag/2021-pushcart-nomination/) Beyond that, I'm concentrating on finishing my thesis, which will become the basis for a collection of short stories.
Narrative Medicine is the discipline of using stories to inform and enrich the human experience of the body and spirit in health and disease.
Of course! Think: fiction writing for medical students, residents or health professionals; narrative medicine for writing students, or any combination therein.
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