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Book Talk: The Hospital Suite

September 28th, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Countway Cares About ... Your Peace Of Mind. September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Book Talk: The Hospital Suite. Tuesday, September 28, 12-1pm, online or onsite. Join us for a discussion of John Porcellino's celebrated graphic novel, led by graphic medicine expert Matthew Noe. Register at countway.info/suite.

In honor of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, join us for an open, honest conversation about mental health and the ways in which the medical system can exacerbate anxiety and depression even as it tries to help. The conversation will be guided by a shared reading of The Hospital Suite, an autobiographical comic by John Porcellino.

The Hospital Suite is a landmark work by the celebrated cartoonist and small-press legend John Porcellino―an autobiographical collection detailing his struggles with illness in the 1990s and early 2000s. Porcellino’s work is lauded for its universality and quiet, clear-eyed contemplation of everyday life. The Hospital Suite is a testimony to this subtle strength, making his struggles with the medical system and its consequences for his mental health accessible and engaging.

This hybrid event offers virtual and in-person attendance options. Learn more and register at https://countway.info/suite.


Date: September 28th, 2021
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Calendars: Public Events, School-wide Events, University-wide Events
Event types: Social and Community-building Events


Longwood Campus
Two attendance options: in-person at Countway Library & online via Zoom