Prof. Audrey Shafer and Andrew Ridker will discuss healthy and unhealthy altruism, and the intersection of privilege and progress, as explored in Ridker's debut novel, The Altruists. They also will discuss the role of literature in society and how the creative process transfigures fact into fiction.
Audrey Shafer, MD is Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine/Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System; and founder and director, Stanford Medicine and the Muse Program, Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics. She is co-founder of Pegasus Physician Writers and a founding editor of The Pegasus Review. She directed the cross-campus initiative, Frankenstein@200, which included exhibits, an international conference, courses and events. She is the author of The Mailbox, a children’s novel on posttraumatic stress disorder in veterans, and her poetry on anesthesia, health humanities and family life has been published in journals and anthologies.
Registration opens here September 10, 2019 at 9:00am.
Free and open to everyone.
BeWell berry is awarded to University faculty and staff for registered participation.