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Literature & Medicine: Humanities at the Heart of Healthcare: Fall 2021 Program

A reading and discussion series for Baystate Health employees. This program is supported by Baystate Library & Knowledge Services and the Mass Humanities foundation.

Literature & Medicine 2021

Literature & Medicine, co-sponsored by Baystate Library & Knowledge Services and Mass Humanities, is a series of six reading and discussion sessions. The theme for this year’s virtual program is “The Good Life.” In a dark, frightening time we need to keep our eyes more sharply on the prize. Through largely contemporary poems and stories we will explore the human condition and our quest to better our lives. No special literary skill is required and all Baystate employees are welcome. The facilitator for this program is Dr. Kent Jacobson, American studies professor and writer. CME/CE credits will be offered for each session.

2021 Dates & Location

Wednesdays, 5-7pm via WebEx:

  • Oct 6
  • Oct 13
  • Oct 20
  • Oct 27
  • Nov 3
  • Nov 10 

Registration Form

Continuing Ed Credits

CME and CE credits will be available for each session.

Session 1: Gratitude

For the Boy Who Was Dodger Point Lookout (Gary Snyder)

Baptism (Howard Nelson)

Dust (Dorianne Laux)

* Readings will be made available by the end of September. Please contact Bridget Gunn for information on how to access the full text (413-794-1291,

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