Judith Hannan is a memoirist, essayist and teacher. She is the author of Motherhood Exaggerated (CavanKerry Press, 2012), a memoir chronicling her journey as a mother during her daughter’s treatment for cancer, and of, The Write Prescription: Telling Your Story to Live With and Beyond Illness (Archer Lit, October 2015). Her essays have appeared in such publications as Woman’s Day, Narratively, Cognoscenti, Brevity, The Healing Muse, The Forward, Opera News, The Huffington Post, The Martha’s Vineyard Gazette, among others, as well as the anthology Motherhood, Mental Illness and Recovery, among others. Ms. Hannan is a writing mentor with Memorial Sloan-Kettering’s Visible Ink program where she is also assisting in a research study to evaluate the therapeutic effects of writing on elderly cancer patients. Ms. Hannan leads workshops for homeless mothers, at-risk adolescents, young women in the criminal justice system, and those who have experienced illness as a patient or caregiver. She is a judge of the annual Arnold P. Gold Foundation’s Humanism-in-Medicine essay contest and a recipient of their 2015 Humanism-in-Medicine Award. Ms. Hannan is speaker and panelist on the healing power of writing and is on the faculty of Kripalu’s groundbreaking program on Narrative Medicine. Ms. Hannan has a long history of involvement in children’s education, health, and welfare. She served as Director of Development of the 92nd Street Y and the Children’s Museum of Manhattan, where she now sits on the Board and served as a former Chair. Ms. Hannan also serves on the Advisory Board of the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center (former President).
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