“When Doctors Tell Tales”: Brian Volck

Click here to read SPU MFA graduate Brian Volck’s essay “When Doctors Tell Tales,” published recently in Response.

Brian Volck graduated from the Seattle Pacific MFA program in 2007 with a concentration in Creative Nonfiction. He is a pediatrician at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and co-author of Reclaiming the Body: Christians and the Faithful Use of Modern Medicine. He has written for both medical and literary journals, and he is currently researching a book on the intersection of history, culture, and health among the Navajo people.

Brian had this to say about his experience in Seattle Pacific University’s MFA program:

“I applied to the SPU MFA program in order to find someone to whom my writing was accountable. I found that. What’s more, I found encouragement, inspiration, and friendship—palpable confirmation that I wasn’t alone working in this fraught and fertile intersection of art and faith. The SPU MFA provides the best of company.”