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30th Annual Bruce Dearing Writing Awards Ceremony

April 21st, 4:00 - 5:00 pm, Medical Alumni Auditorium

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Buffalo Small Press Book Fair

April 9th

Thanks to Muse contributor and poet Theresa Wyatt, The Healing Muse will be represented at the 10th Annual Buffalo Small Press Book Fair External Icon Saturday April 9 at the Karpeles Manuscript Library. Stop by and say hello if you are in the area.

Buffalo Small Press Book Fair


The Healing Muse

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The fifteenth volume of The Healing Muse, SUNY Upstate's journal of literary and visual arts published annually by the Center for Bioethics and Humanities, is now available for sale. We provide a forum for artistic approaches to the body, illness, and medicine by publishing the voices and perspectives of people with illness and disability, health care practitioners, and caregivers.

We accept submissions of creative work (fiction, narratives, essays, poems, visual art) from September 1 to May 1 each year; the journal is published in October. Submission and order information is available at thehealingmuse.org.


29th Annual Bruce Dearing Writing Award Winners

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Back row: James Knoll, IV, MD, Brielle Stanton, MSII,
Travis Quinn, MSII, Katherine Robinson
Front row: Pam Freeman, Jordana Gilman, MSI, Kaitlin Kyi, MSII

Not present: Alisa Anderson, MSIII, Kayla Jagoda, MSII, Joan Cofrancesco

The Center for Bioethics and Humanities is proud to announce the winners for 2015's Bruce Dearing Writing Award Competition. First place in the student category for poetry is Kaitlin Kyi, MSII, for her poem, "all the kids aside from you." Second place is awarded to Brielle Stanton, MSII, for "Scar Tissue," and honorable mention to Jordana Gilman, MSI, for her poem, "Three Times a Day." Winner in the prose category for first place is Travis Quinn, MSII, "To the Patient in Room 16." Second place awarded to Alisa Anderson, MSIII, for her essay "Finding Our Routine," and honorable mention to Kayla Jagoda, MSII, "The Small Reminder."

Pam Freeman won first place in the faculty/employee category for poetry with "Land Line." Joan Cofrancesco's poem "bruce dearing haikus" won second place. In the prose category, Katherine Robinson won first place for her essay "He Didn't Look Dead," and James Knoll, IV, MD in second place for his essay "Parkland Still."

All submissions receive consideration in CBH's annual journal, The Healing Muse.