Narrative Writing Program

The BUMC Narrative Writing Program (NWP): Writing from the Front Lines of Health Care, provides faculty with the opportunity to develop narrative skills and gain confidence through in-class reflective writing, close reading and discussion of literary works of various genres, and writing workshops. Such narrative training fosters writing skills and can help guide participants to share stories of their professional work with a broader audience. The NWP training can enhance professional well-being and foster compassion for self and others. 

The curriculum is designed to help faculty—including clinicians, educators, scientists, and public health professionals—to engage with stories and storytelling themes at the intersection of their own lives and those of their students/trainees and the public. The program coaches participants through the process of writing and revising a narrative, which could include personal essay, fiction, poetry, op-ed, or other type of non-research writing. By the end of the course, participants will have written and revised a piece of writing suitable for submission for publication.

Applications for AY21 are now closed.

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