The Healing Muse

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The Healing Muse is the annual journal of literary and visual art published by SUNY Upstate Medical University's Center for Bioethics & Humanities. We welcome fiction, poetry, narratives, essays, memoirs and visual art, particularly but not exclusively focusing on themes of medicine, illness, disability and healing.

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Dearing Writing Awards

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Submissions currently being accepted!  See details here:

Upcoming 2017 Readings

  • April 8th at 2pm -  Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, NY
  • April 23rd at 2pm - Buffalo Street Books, Ithaca, NY
  • May 4th at 6pm - Trumansburg Library

Readings are free and open to the public.

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