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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The Healing Muse Volume 16 Launch Celebration

October 19, 4:00 - 5:00 pm, Medical Alumni Auditorium (Weiskotten Hall, 766 Irving Avenue, Syracuse)

Launch Flyer

Meet the Writers and Artists

Refreshments will be served

Copies will be available for purchase!  

Reading at Wells College

October 27, 7:00pm, Macmillian Hall, Aurora, NY

Wells College Reading

Free and open to the public!

Readings from the following authors who will appear in Volume 16 of The Healing Muse:

  • Bruce Bennett
  • Bob Daly
  • Pam Freeman
  • Mary Gardner
  • Laura Glenn
  • Kathleen Kramer
  • Eric v.d. Luft
  • Joyce Holmes McAllister
  • Kaye Newbury
  • Tori Russell
  • Andrew Schep
  • Judith Trice
  • Emily Weston

Upcoming Fall 2016 Readings

  • October 27 at 7 pm
    Wells College
    MacMillan Hall
    Aurora, NY
  • More TBD

Readings are free and open to the public.

Buffalo Small Press Book Fair

April 9, 2016

Thanks to Muse contributor and poet Theresa Wyatt, The Healing Muse was represented at the 10th Annual Buffalo Small Press Book Fair External Icon  Saturday April 9 at the Karpeles Manuscript Library.

Buffalo Small Press Book Fair

30th Annual Bruce Dearing Writing Awards

Awards Ceremony April 21st, 4:00pm, Medical Alumni Auditorium  

2016 Dearing Awards

The Healing Muse, Volume 15 Launch Party

Wednesday, October 14, 4-5 pm
Medical Alumni Auditorium, Weiskotten Hall
766 Irving Ave
Syracuse, NY

The public is invited to come and hear our writers read their work and then meet them afterwards while celebrating with a very fabulous cake.

This is our first double issue, a fitting way to acknowledge fifteen years of growth and visibility. We are proud to recognize the work of our cover artist, Ted Meyer who is also Artist in Residence at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. Ted’s work continues and furthers our conversation about illness, wellness, health, and healing.

Fall 2015 Readings

  • October 22 at 7 pm
    Wells College
    MacMillan Hall
    Aurora, NY
  • October 29 at 6:30 pm
    Trumansburg Library
    Trumansburg, NY

Both readings are free and open to the public.

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