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    1st Annual Poetry Fest

    Friday, April 29, 2022 | 12-1 pm | UMMC Weinberg Atrium

1st Annual Poetry Fest

Poetry Meets Healthcare

Friday, April 29, 2022
12:00 - 1 pm
UMMC Weinberg Atrium (by the piano)

Join the Department of Medicine, Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics and Pallitiave Medicine as we celebrate National Poetry Month and the importance of poetic arts to health, social justice, and spiritual connection among people and communities worldwide. Our Faculty will lead an engaging discussion with Grace Cavalieri, Maryland’s Poet Laureate, and we will hear a poetry reading from Ms. Cavalieri and attendees.

RSVP/Submit a Poem

This is a free event, however, we ask that you RSVP so we can make proper accommodations. If you would like to read a poem of your choice or have your poem read, please indicate on the form below and attach your poem. The deadline to submit poems is April 25th.


Grace Cavalieri

Grace Cavalieri
Maryland Poet Laureate

Free event open to all employees. Refreshments will be provided.

 “When thoughtful listeners make space, patients feel heard and understood.”

Raya E. Kheirbek, MD