A Call for Poems & Stories on Complementary & Alternative Medicine (CAM)
BRINGING CAREGIVERS CLOSER: WHERE THE HUMANITIES, LITERATURE, AND MEDICINE MEET.
A retreat for medical residents sponsored by The AtlanticCare Regional Medical Center, Department of Graduate Education to be held in Atlantic City in December, 2007.
We are looking for poems (Up to 30 lines) and short prose pieces (Fiction & Creative Non Fiction up to 500 words) on Complementary & Alternative Medicine* to use as discussion pieces for a medical retreat for residents in internal medicine and psychiatry, as well as nurses, social workers, administrators, physician educators, clergy, ethicists, poets, writers and patients, all with stories and knowledge to share.
This is NOT a request for publication, and there will there no payment of any kind including copies. Your work, should it be accepted, will become part of a small anthology of imaginative texts to be read and discussed during the day for the benefit of the medical residents and other attendees.
*CAM includes but is not limited to:
Chiropractic, Acupuncture, manipulation & massage
Aromatherapy, Magnetic Therapy, Pet Therapy
Traditional Chinese & Native American Medicines
Meditation, Yoga, Reiki
and the healing qualities associated with poetry, literature, art, music,
religion & belief systems.
All submissions should be original, unpublished or published (Please include details), in English and original languages with English translation.
Submit your work attached as a word doc to Peter Murphy at litmed(at) murphywriting.com (replace (at) with @) by November 15, 2007. Include your name, address, emaill & phone number on each page.