On Tuesday, May 18, 2021, Andrew Solomon will join Dr. Suzanne Koven for a livestreamed conversation about her new book, Letter to a Young Female Physician: Notes from a Medical Life. Koven tells candid and illuminating stories about her pregnancy during a grueling residency in the AIDS era; the illnesses of her child and aging parents during which her roles as a doctor, mother, and daughter converged, and sometimes collided; the sexism, pay inequity, and harassment that women in medicine encounter; and the twilight of her career during the COVID-19 pandemic. As she traces the arc of her life, Koven finds inspiration in literature and faces the near-universal challenges of burnout, body image, and balancing work with marriage and parenthood.
Suzanne Koven is a primary care physician and the inaugural writer-in-residence at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is also a member of the faculty at Harvard Medical School. Her writing has appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine, the Boston Globe, the Lancet, the LA Review of Books, and other publications, and has been featured on National Public Radio.
This event is sponsored by the University of New Hampshire, in collaboration with The Music Hall. Tickets are $5.00. The ticket package includes admission to the livestreamed author discussion and Q&A. Letter to a Young Female Physician: Notes from a Medical Life will be available for purchase, and will include a signed bookplate and cover art greeting card.
To purchase tickets, please visit The Music Hall website.
|Letter to a Young Female Physician: Andrew Solomon in Conversation with Suzanne Koven|