Marilyn McEntyre is a writer and professor of medical humanities at the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program. Marilyn is the author of 14 books, including the recently-released A Faithful Farewell. She has won several outstanding teaching awards and was recently awarded a Christianity Today 2015 book award.
Her teaching and writing have ranged widely. Along with American literature, she has taught Medical Humanities, Literature and the Natural World, Portraiture and Character in Literature and Art, Approaches to Autobiography, and a variety of writing courses.
Having left full-time teaching to spend more waking hours writing, she also speaks for university, church, and community groups, leads retreats and offers short courses and writing workshops. See the Events page for recent talks and topics, and contact her if you’re interested in her coming to your group or class.
In addition to books, her writing have appeared in a wide variety of academic and trade publications. Find links to some of her essays on the Other Writings page.
Her deepest interests lie in connections between spirituality, language, healing earth and each other. She’s a vegetarian, has an expanding family of lovely adult children and stepchildren, children-in-law, and grandchildren, she loves to hear my husband read aloud, and walk or ride the tandem by the river whenever possible. She hopes to keep finding ways to help heal the planet, and doesn’t think we can do that without imagination, compassion, humility, and a massive paradigm shift.