Book Launch: 'The People's Hospital' by Dr. Ricardo Nuila [SOLD OUT]VIEW EVENT DETAILS
Presented in partnership with Inprint
UPDATE (March 24, 2023) — This event has sold out. All open seats will be released at 7:25 p.m.
Thursday, March 30, 2023
7:30 p.m. Book Presentation and Moderated Discussion
8:30 p.m. Reception and Book-Signing
Join Asia Society Texas and Inprint for a presentation of Baylor College of Medicine physician Dr. Ricardo Nuila's new book, The People’s Hospital, in which Dr. Nuila shares his insights and reflections on equality, access to healthcare, and the meaning of care.
In The People’s Hospital, Dr. Ricardo Nuila outlines the stories of five uninsured patients facing life-threatening conditions at Ben Taub, a public hospital in Houston that does not deny anyone access to care. Dr. Nuila’s narrative brings together personal biographies as they relate to the dynamics of the American healthcare system and the hope that lies with those advocating for healthcare to be more affordable, accessible and compassionate.
Books are available for a discount if pre-purchased via our RSVP link. Books will also be available for purchase at the event, and there will be an on-site book-signing following the program.
About the Author
Dr. Ricardo Nuila has been a writer, teacher, and practicing doctor for more than a decade. He is an associate professor of medicine, medical ethics, and health policy at Baylor College of Medicine, where he directs the Humanities Expression and Arts Lab program. His reporting on Hurricane Harvey, COVID-19, and health disparities has appeared in Texas Monthly, The New York Times, The Atlantic, and The New Yorker. His fiction has appeared in Guernica, New England Review, McSweeney’s, and other literary magazines. He is the winner of the Seeds of Hope Award, the Doctors for Change Health Advocacy Award, and the New England Review Award for Emerging Writers. He lives in Houston and serves on the Inprint Advisory Board.
About the Moderator
Tayyba Maya Kanwal is a Pakistani American writer from Houston, and a fiction editor at Gulf Coast Journal. Her work appears in Witness Magazine, Meridian, Quarterly West, and other journals, and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is winner of a 2022 Inprint Donald Barthelme Prize in Fiction and Witness Magazine 2022 Literary Awards runner-up. An Inprint C. Glenn Cambor Fellow and MFA candidate at the UH Creative Writing Program, she holds an MS in Mathematics from the University of Oregon and leads Inprint writing workshops for healthcare providers at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston Methodist, and Texas Children's Pediatrics.
Asia Society Texas Business & Policy Programs, Endowed by
Business and Policy programs at Asia Society Texas are presented by Bank of America, Muffet Blake, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, and United Airlines. Major support comes from Nancy C. Allen, Chinhui Juhn and Eddie Allen, Nancy Pollok Guinee, and Mary Lawrence Porter, as well as The Brown Foundation, Inc. and Houston Endowment. Additional funding is provided by the Friends of Asia Society Texas Center, a dedicated group of individuals and organizations committed to bringing the best in public programming.
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About Asia Society Texas
Asia Society Texas believes in the strength and beauty of diverse perspectives and people. As an educational institution, we advance cultural exchange by celebrating the vibrant diversity of Asia, inspiring empathy, and fostering a better understanding of our interconnected world. Spanning the fields of arts, business, culture, education, and policy, our programming is rooted in the educational and cultural development of our community — trusting in the power of art, dialogue, and ideas to combat bias and build a more inclusive society.
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