Roundtable Discussions

Close Observation: The Skills of Nursing and Writing:

In this roundtable with Cortney Davis, Stacy Nigliazzo, and Paula Sergi, associate editor Monica Wendel hoped to understand "what it’s like to be a nurse and a writer, what it’s like to be part of a literary world and a medical setting, and the changes that these three authors would like to see in each." The resulting discussion was so wide-ranging that we split it into three parts. Continue reading...

Writing and the Environment:

In this roundtable discussion, three writers from the "Our Fragile Environment" issue—Ben Goldfarb, Jeanine Pfeiffer, and Martha Serpas —engage in a thoughtful discussion about the observation and research that inspires their writing, and about how to shift the focus away from controversy and “embrace the inter-disciplinary, the cross-sector, and inter-tribal.” Continue reading...


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- Close Observation: The Skills of Nursing and Writing

- Writing and the Environment