Event Details

Join HCI writer-in-residence Susan Sample in reading and discussing poems by African Americans in honor of Black History Month.

Wednesdays Feb. 10 & 17, via Zoom
Starts at noon
Free events for patients, caregivers, and HCI staff
Call 801-587-4585 to RSVP

Feb. 10, we’ll listen to older works, including classics by cancer patients Audre Lorde and Lucille Clifton, as well as contemporary poetry, including writing by Amanda Gorman who read at President Biden’s inauguration.

Feb. 17, we’ll read selections from Mend, a collection of poems written in the imagined voices of enslaved Black women whose surgeries gave rise to the field of gynecology.

Kwoya Fagin Maples, author of Mend, will be featured Feb. 24-25 during a virtual visit to U of U Health. Details to come.