curative reading

A New Form of Medicine Bridging Literature With Science, Nature and Spirituality to Enhance Health for People and The Natural World

8-Week Fall Series Begins on Either:

Tuesday, October 12th, 1:00-2:15 pm or Sunday, October 17th, 430-5:45 pm*

* Option to join the other weekday series if you have to miss a scheduled Tuesday or Sunday  session.

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This series of 8-weekly online sessions is for anyone seeking to move through challenging change and transition with the inspiration of good literary fiction. Reading a selected piece of fiction in depth over time with others teaches the transformative power of the imagination, the therapeutic benefits of connection, and the science of how interconnected our health is to others and the natural world.


Up to twelve participants will read 30-40 pages per week and answer written questions in advance of the 75-minute virtual session.. 

A Weekly Curative Reading Community creates connection and enhances health by:

  • Teaching the neuroscience and biology of reading and creating healthy connections with others and the natural world for the brain, body and overall health.

  • Creating healthy connections, based on empathy, curiosity and respect, between Curative Readers in community 

  • Providing weekly Curative Reading Prescriptions to boost health from experts in the fields of medicine, science, literature, nature, and more, including links to the latest scientific research, articles, videos, and soundbites on health.Weekly 

  • Suggesting Curative Reading Companion Texts to compliment fictional story teaching new and easily accessible ways to improve health.

  • Hosting guest appearances from authors, researchers, health practitioners, and experienced Curative Readers.


The All-Night Sun  
by Diane Zinna 



10% discount for returning
Curative Readers

Join The Readers Only List and follow the weekly reading syllabus and receive weekly questions and curative reading prescriptions


Option to join any single week 

or the final session

 $25 per session 

Purchase the book at a 10% off.  Support Curative Reader Kim Krug's independent bookstore when you order here.


Learn more about Literary Apothecary and Curator of weekly sessions, Catherine Brooks:



Click the blue button below to register for the Tuesday or Sunday session 


Click the yellow button below to sign up with PayPal, or send Venmo or check as follows: 


Venmo: @Catherine-Brooks-CR

Check Mailing: 

Catherine Brooks  

293 Beacon Street # 5

Boston, MA 02116

Contact Catherine for Curative Scholarships at