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Cancelled: Narrative Medicine Lecture: Esmé Weijun Wang

Thursday March 26, 2020 7:00 pm

Where

The Health Museum
1515 Hermann Drive
Houston, TX 77004 United States
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This event has been cancelled. The organizers are trying to reschedule for a later date as we continue to monitor developments regarding the coronavirus, COVID 19. Any updates regarding this event will be shared on the Inprint website. Thank you for your patience as we navigate this evolving situation. For questions, email info@inprinthouston.org or call 713-521-2026. 

Narrative Medicine in the Texas Medical Center presents a free public reading and interview with Esmé Weijun Wang, author of The Collected Schizophrenias. Following the interview, conducted by Houston-based professor, curator, activist and writer Lacy Johnson, there will be a reception and book signing.

The Collected Schizophrenias (2019) is an intimate, moving book written with the immediacy and directness of one who still struggles with the effects of mental and chronic illness. The Collected Schizophrenias cuts right to the core. Schizophrenia is not a single unifying diagnosis, and Esmé Weijun Wang writes not just to her fellow members of the “collected schizophrenias,” but to those who wish to understand it as well. Opening with the journey toward her diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder, Wang discusses the medical community’sown disagreement about labels and procedures for diagnosing those with mental illness, and then follows an arc that examines the manifestations of schizophrenia in her life.