ONLINE Exhibit Opening and Lecture: Creativity and Mental Health
This event is being offered virtually. A Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants to join. Please register to attend.
In honor of Mental Health Awareness Week, join us for a panel discussion on mental health and creativity.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the publication of William Styron's Darkness Visible, a memoir of his own severe depression and recovery, a work that helped to break the silence around the illness and proved revelatory to his readers and others with depression. Styron's papers are held at Duke.
Panelists will include James L. W. West III (Professor of English Emeritus, Pennsylvania State University), author of William Styron: A Life (1998), and Sneha Mantri, M.D., M.S., neurologist and Director of the Trent Center's Medical Humanities Program. Additional speakers and Rubenstein librarians will also share information about the manuscripts in the Williams Styron papers and about mental health resources at Duke.
The event will include recorded talks followed by a live virtual question and answer webinar session with the speakers. All are welcome to join the conversation, or to submit questions and comments anonymously.
The event will also serve as a virtual opening to an exhibition exploring mental health and creativity.