“Therapeutic Process Using Narrative: A Vulnerable Reading of Shakespeare’s The Tempest

As part of the Cleveland Humanities Festival, the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities will host a talk with Arthur Frank, professor emeritus of sociology at the University of Calgary in Canada and professor at VID Specialized University in Bergen, Norway.

Frank, who also is part of the core faculty at the Center for Narrative Practice in Boston, will present “Therapeutic Process Using Narrative: A Vulnerable Reading of Shakespeare’s The Tempest.”

His talk will be held Monday, March 26, at 4:30 p.m. in Tinkham Veale University Center, ballroom A.

About the talk

Life’s problems are often best approached in companionship with a story that offers guidance, but what guidance that is can vary considerably.

The Hamlet in the Hospital project involves small groups performing readers’ theatre and then talking about how the play might be a companion in their work and lives.

In this talk, Frank will discuss how in these discussions, they practice what he calls “vulnerable reading;” that is, reading to discover how a literary work can be a companion during times of suffering.

Learn more and register.