Conference Highlights


Dr. Amy Montour – Two Eyed Seeing: Discovering You Don't Know What You Don't Know

Lawrence Hill – Blood as a Metaphor for Life and Identity: A Writer’s Journey into Creativity and Literary Humility. Book signing following keynote address. 

Andrea Charise – Is Humility Possible? Health, Humanities, and the Ethics of Humiliation 

Friday Wine and Cheese Welcome Reception 

“The Writer is In” Consultation Booth with Gary Barwin and Alexandra Oliver 

Authors Gary Barwin and Alexandra Oliver will assist conferencegoers with questions they may have concerning craft, aesthetics, creativity, and various approaches to creative writing relevance to their medical practice. Each writer will be present on their respective days for consultations concerning elements of writing craft and performance.  Attendees are invited to bring their works in progress for consultations. “The Writer is In” is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. 

Friday, 12 april 2019

7:30-8:00 Registration and Light Breakfast (Atrium)

8:00-8:30 Welcome and Opening (Auditorium)

8:30-9:30 Keynote: Dr Amy Montour (Auditorium)

8:30-4:00 ALL DAY: “The Writer is In” Consultation Booth: Gary Barwin and Alexandra Oliver (Foyer)

9:30-10:50 Concurrent Sessions (all types) (Breakout Rooms)

10:50-11:15 Coffee, Posters, Networking (Atrium)

11:15-12:15 Panel Discussion (Auditorium)

12:15-1:40 Lunch/Posters (Atrium)

12:15-1:40 Annual General Meeting (Auditorium)

1:40-3:20 Concurrent Sessions (all types) (Breakout Rooms)

3:20-4:00 Coffee, Posters, Networking (Atrium)

4:00-5:00 Keynote: Lawrence Hill (Auditorium)

5:00-6:00 Book Signing: Lawrence Hill (Foyer)

5:15-7:00 Wine and Cheese Reception (Foyer)

Saturday, 13 april 2019

8:30 Registration and Light Breakfast (Atrium)

8:30-2:30 ALL DAY: “The Writer is In” Consultation Booth: Gary Barwin and Alexandra Oliver (Foyer)

9:00-11:00 Concurrent Sessions (all types) (Breakout Rooms)

11:00-11:30 Coffee, Posters, Networking (Atrium)

11:15-12:15 Pecha Kucha (Auditorium)

12:15-1:15 Keynote: Andrea Charise (Auditorium)

1:15-1:30 Wrap Up (Auditorium)

1:30-2:30 Lunch, Posters, Networking (Atrium)

2:30 Buses leave to Niagara Conference Centre (Meet in Foyer)