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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
A Celebration of Literature and Narrative Medicine.
A READING AND DISCUSSION TO LAUNCH THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF VIRGINIA WOOLF WITH HER MOTHER, JULIA STEPHEN.
On Being Ill with Notes from Sick Rooms by Virginia Woolf and Julia Stephen
"Woolf and Stephen will certainly change the way readers think of illness." — Publishers Weekly (10.15.12)
A book launch celebrating the Paris Press 10th anniversary edition of Virginia Woolf’s On Being Ill. With the new addition of Notes from Sick Rooms by Woolf’s mother, Julia Stephen, marking the first book publication of Woolf and her mother. The new On Being Ill keeps Hermione Lee’s extraordinary Introduction and adds a new Introduction by Mark Hussey for Notes from Sick Rooms, and a new brilliant Afterword by Rita Charon.
Featuring comments and readings by
Rita Charon, physician and Director of the Program in Narrative Medicine
Mark Hussey, Pace University and acclaimed Virginia Woolf scholar
Judith Kelman, Director of Visible Ink Writing Program, Memorial Sloan Kettering
Elizabeth Lorde-Rollins, physician and poet
Introductions by Janlori Goldman, Columbia University professor, and Jan Freeman, Director of Paris Press and poet
Paris Press is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) literary press, publishing groundbreaking work by women writers that has beenoverlooked by the independent and mainstream publishing words.
Co-sponsored by a wide variety of departments at Columbia University and Paris Press.