The 2018 Moravian College Writers’ Conference: Writing and Health

March 16-17, 2018
on the campus of Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA

A conference for

with a focus on health and healthcare.

Keynote Speaker: Marie Myung-Ok Lee

Marie Myung-Ok LeeMarie Myung-Ok Lee is an acclaimed Korean-American writer and author of the novel Somebody's Daughter. Her next novel, on the future of medicine, is forthcoming from Simon & Schuster. She graduated from Brown University and was a Writer in Residence there before she began teaching fiction at Columbia University's Writing Division. She has been a guest speaker at Yale Medical School and Columbia’s Narrative Medicine Program, and was a TEDMED Front Line Scholar.

She has written about a range of health topics, including advocacy for her son and other children with autism, and her stories and essays have been published in The Atlantic, The New York Times, Slate, Salon, Guernica, and The Guardian, among others. She was the first Fulbright Scholar to Korea in creative writing and has received many honors for her work, including an O. Henry honorable mention, the Best Book Award from the Friends of American Writers, and a Rhode Island State Council on the Arts fiction fellowship. She has been a Yaddo and MacDowell Colony fellow and has served as a judge for the National Book Award and the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award. In addition, Ms. Lee is a founder of the Asian American Writers' Workshop.