Writing & Stories

Our team is here for you 24/7. Use these virtual resources to hear poetry, enjoy a good story, or engage in creative writing activities.

These resources are all prepared for you by the UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine program and are added as they are produced.


Listen to Poetry and Short Stories

The words of authors and poets like Shel Silverstein and Mary Oliver are read aloud by artists in residence in these audio and video recordings.

andrew light

Hear Songs from Songwriting Sessions with UF Health Patients

Musicians in residence collaborate with patients at the bedside to write, record, and produce new songs often inspired by the patients’ own experiences.

ricky and jamal

Listen to Spoken Word Performances

With roots in oral traditions and performance, spoken word transport the listener through rhythm and powerful wordplay.


Enjoy Creative Writing Activities

Access your inner creativity through writing prompts made to inspire and express oneself.