Workshop Scheduled For Caregivers and People Dealing With Illness and Recovery

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Acclaimed author-illustrator Suzy Becker will lead a workshop June 20 through 23 at Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill designed for caregivers and people dealing with illness and recovery.

The workshop, “Graphic Medicine: Illustrated Narratives of Caregiving, Illness and Health,” will focus on a new, evolving art form, Graphic Medicine, which uses images and words to express the difficult moments of an illness, recovery progress, or caregiving experience.

“Graphic medicine is transformative,” Suzy Becker, the author/illustrator of a dozen books, including the internationally best-selling “All I Need to Know I Learned from My Cat” and the critically acclaimed illustrated memoirs “I Had Brain Surgery, What’s Your Excuse?” and “One Good Egg.” “To this day, I write and draw to say you are not alone. And when I conduct graphic medicine workshops, everyone in the room experiences first-hand the eye-opening, heart-opening, if not world-opening, benefits of carefully listening and viewing another person’s life experience in a safe space.”

Becker is also a New Yorker cartoonist and arts educator with more than 30 years of experience.

“Given the growing number of people dealing with the psychological and emotional demands of caregiving and health issues, including on the Outer Cape, we’re thrilled to offer this workshop,” said Cherie Mittenthal, executive director of the arts center.

The workshop does not require previous experience with art or writing and is open to laypersons as well as health professionals.

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