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2010 Meramec’s Writing Festival: Taking Care, Medicine for the Mind

What: 2010 Meramec Writing Festival
When: April 6 and 7
Where: Meramec, one of five St. Louis Community Colleges.
11333 Big Bend Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63122-5720
314-984-7500
website: www.stlcc.edu

Meramec's Writing Festival is not to be missed.

Just one of the many fascinating sessions features Anne Earney and Colleen McKee: "Are We Feeling Better Yet?"
12–12:50 p.m.in the Library Conference Room

Colleen McKee co-edited Are We Feeling Better Yet? Women Speak About Health Care in America with Amanda Crowell
Stiebel.

Buy Are We Feeling Better Yet? Women Speak About Health Care in America on Amazon.

In this collection of 21 essays, women from around the country recount their individual efforts to access and receive quality health care within the formidable structure of the U. S. health care system. Their many voices speak with clarity, poignancy, and humor about situations familiar to all who have entered a health care setting on behalf of themselves or their loved ones. These penetrating stories cover a spectrum of health care conditions, but they unify around the themes of strong self-advocacy and personal empowerment. The book is an enlightening read not only for health care consumers, but also for health care professionals and for health policymakers.

Anne Earney has won many awards, among them, 1st place in the Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition. She is at work on a novel.

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