ONCOLOGIST guests on ZOOM, May 11, 7 pm

Charles Hayter, M.D., is a physician, oncologist, award‑winning playwright, and medical historian based in Toronto, Canada. His work explores the complex human dimensions of modern medical practice.


His story

AWARD-WINNING PLAYWRIGHT, DOCTOR TO SPEAK TO AUTHORS GROUP

Muskoka Authors Association welcomes physician, oncologist, award-winning playwright, and medical historian Charles Hayter on Wednesday, May 11 via Zoom conferencing. Hayter will talk about writing medical stories. His work explores the complex human dimensions of modern medical practice. This special presentation is brought to the group with the support of a reading grant from The Writers Union of Canada.

Prior to entering medical school, Hayter studied English and Drama at Queen’s University and earned a master’s in drama at the University of Calgary. He received his MD from Queen’s University and subsequently trained as a radiation oncologist. He is a former associate professor of radiation oncology at the University of Toronto and a former president of the Canadian Society for the History of Medicine.

Charles Hayter photo Charles Hayter will speak to the Muskoka Authors Association on Wednesday, May 11 via Zoom conferencing.

His book, “An Element of Hope” (McGill-Queen’s, 2005) received widespread recognition for its trailblazing exploration of radium and cancer treatment, and for providing context for current problems in cancer control. His plays include “Radical,” about Dr. Vera Peters and her fight with surgeons to abandon the radical mastectomy, and “Lady-in-Waiting,” about a doctor with a secret life as a drag queen, won the award for best writing in a solo show at the 2008 Fresh Fruit Festival in New York City.

His new book “Cancer Confidential,” in which he weaves his personal story of dealing with his father’s terminal cancer into stories inspired by encounters in his oncology practice, is forthcoming from the University of Toronto Press in September 2022.

To learn more about Charles Hayter, please visit charleshayter.com.

Zoom room opens at 6:50 pm; the meeting starts at 7 pm. Fee: MAA members, free, non-members, $20 For more information and to register, visit MuskokaAuthors.ca and click on upcoming events or call David Bruce Patterson at 705-801-8074.

Registrants will receive a link to the Zoom event via email from info@wendiedonabie.com.

This news release was issued by the Muskoka Authors Association.

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