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Amy Nawrocki

Professor and writer, University of Bridgeport in Hamden

Annotating the Self: Writing and Recovering

PRESENTED ON MAY 09, 2018
IN BRIDGEPORT @ VOL 1

Amy Nawrocki became ill at age 19, and eventually ended up in a coma. She tells about her jouney through her illness utilizing her own journals from before and after the event. Writing through the illness and during rehabilitation was important to processing events at the time and making sense of them after. 

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