Creative Writing Awards featuring Dr. Gina Barreca

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Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
New Haven Lawn Club See map
193 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT
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REGISTER NOW for Yale School of Nursing’s Creative Writing Awards, to be held on Thursday, April 12 from 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm. The event will be held at the New Haven Lawn Club, 193 Whitney Avenue, New Haven.  This year’s featured speaker is Dr. Gina Barreca.

Dr. Gina Barreca is Professor of English & feminist theory at the University of Connecticut & winner of UConn’s highest award for excellence in teaching as well as the 2018 UConn-AAUP Excellence in Research & Creativity: Career award. She is the author of It’s Not That I’m Bitter; Babes in Boyland; They Used to Call Me Snow White but I Drifted; & co-author of I’m With Stupid: One Man, One Woman, & 10,000 Years of Misunderstandings Between The Sexes Cleared Right Up with Pulitzer Prize winner Gene Weingarten. A member of the Friars’ Club & the first female graduate of Dartmouth College invited to have her personal papers requested by the Rauner Special Collections Library, Dr. Barreca can be found in the Library of Congress or in the make-up aisle of Walgreens. She grew up in Brooklyn & Long Island but now lives with her husband in Storrs, CT.  Go figure.  Read more about Gina here.

One of the assignments for Yale nursing students during their first clinical experience is to begin a journal. Through their journal they can watch their own transformation. Through their writing we can understand contemporary nursing and midwifery through the eyes, hands, and feelings of these remarkable students and soon-to-be APRNs.

YSN’s annual Creative Writing Awards are enlivened by the inspirational presence of Professor Linda Honan. Yale nursing students submit their narratives, journal entries, and other creative writing for consideration for one of three significant student awards. This annual gathering, beloved by our community, also features prominent writers and thinkers.