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Literature & Medicine: Humanities at the Heart of Healthcare: Program Description

A reading and discussion series for all Baystate Health employees. This program is held each fall at Baystate Medical Center and is supported by the Baystate Health Sciences Library and the Mass Humanities foundation.

2018 Program: Who Are We?

2018 Program Dates

Tuesdays, 5-7pm at BMC, Chestnut Building, Conference Room 2 :

  • Oct 9
  • Oct 16
  • Oct 23
  • Oct 30
  • Nov 13
  • Nov 27

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Continuing Ed Credits

CME and CE credits will be available to those participants that attend the majority of the discussion sessions.

Session 1: What's love got to do with it? (Oct. 9)

His Last Game (Brian Doyle)

Bonnard's Nudes (Raymond Carver)

The Lady with the Little Dog (Anton Chekhov)


* For the full text of each reading, please contact Bridget Gunn (, 413-794-1291.

Session 2: Parents (Oct. 16)

The Leaf Pile (Alicia Ostriker)

The Routine Things Around the House (Stephen Dunn)

My Father (Lukie Chapman Reilly)

Session 3: The outsider (Oct. 23)

Curtains (Ruth Stone)

The Old Man and the Gun (David Grann)

Seele im Raum (Randall Jarrell)

Session 4: Bad boy/good boy, bad girl/good girl (Oct. 30)

To the Lake (Luke Mogelson)

Consider the Slut (Ellen Sussman)

How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America (Keise Laymon)

Session 5: Seeing straight (Nov. 13)

A Concise History of the World (Ira Sadoff)

Two Hearts (Brian Doyle)

The Chain (Tobias Wolff)

Session 6: The good life (Nov. 27)

The Day Lady Died (Frank O'Hara)

The Journey (Mary Oliver)

A Little Bit of Fun Before he Died (Dagoberto Gilb)

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