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About Darci Schummer

Darci Schummer, a Wisconsin girl, now lives, writes, and teaches in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Loft Literary Center offers writing classes to the public in Minneapolis.

Darci's Posts:

Developing a Voice for Your Illness

In 2012, I wrote a blog post titled, “Stories of illness and the capacity to empower, inspire and heal”. In it, I discussed the three main types of illness stories: the restitution narrative, which focuses on the return to health; the chaos narrative, which can’t imagine the return to health; and the quest narrative, whose narrator seeks to help others […]

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Stories of Illness and the Capacity to Empower, Inspire and Heal

I am a fiction writer and educator living in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where I teach at the Loft Literary Center, a nonprofit organization offering writing classes. I first became interested in the topic of healing when I heard an interview with Siddhartha Mukherjee. He commented on the relationship between narrative and illness. In his book The Emperor of All Maladies, he […]

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