• leaflet

    . . .a thin triangular flap of a heart valve. . . a small book usually having a paper cover . . . a medical lit-art e-journal from The Permanente Press
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Mary T Shannon, MSW, MS

  • Biography:

    I never know what will emerge when I enter my studio, but I know I must trust the process of creative expression, allowing color, shape, form, and texture to take me where I need to go. Ultimately, each piece reflects what words cannot, creating a visual language that always fills me with relief and comfort. It’s my way of joining the conversation, of reaching out and touching another.

    I recently completed my memoir, The Sunday Wishbone, and am working toward my second Masters degree, in Narrative Medicine, at Columbia University.


    I use expressive art and reflective writing in my work with physicians and nurses in “Caring for the Caregiver” workshops and seminars; I also work with patients, both individually and in groups, improving coping skills and increasing patient satisfaction and wellness.



Health care professionals and employees submit your poetry, prose, and artwork for future issues. Contributions to Leaflet are submitted through the TPJ Web site. Submit here