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Ethics Around the Table with Terrence Holt
September 14, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Join us for an Ethics Around the Table with Terrence Holt. Dr. Holt holds PhD and MA degrees in English and the MFA in creative writing, all from Cornell University. He earned his MD from the University of North Carolina, where he also completed residency training in internal medicine and geriatrics. Before medical school, he was an assistant professor of English at Rutgers University, writer in residence at Swarthmore College, and for two years a resident fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. He now holds faculty appointments in the Department of Social Medicine and the Division of Geriatric Medicine at UNC. Although he has written and lectured on a range of topics in the medical humanities, he considers himself primarily a writer of short stories.
Dr. Holt’s fiction has been anthologized widely in best-of collections in the US, Europe, and Asia, and was collected as In the Valley of the Kings (W. W. Norton, 2009), which was a New York Times Editor’s Choice and the runner-up for the 2010 PEN American Center’s Robert W. Bingham Prize for Distinguished Literary Achievement. His most recent collection, the New York Times bestseller Internal Medicine (Norton/Liveright, 2014), was named by Kirkus Reviews as one of the best memoirs as well as one of the best science and nature books of 2014. Over the past year and a half he has been an invited speaker at such venues as the Perth International Arts Festival and the Adelaide Festival in Australia, the National Literary Festival in Washington, DC, and (most recently) the school of medicine at Yale University.
This event is free and open to all. Lunch will be provided; registration is kindly required.