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mary barlow

Mary Barlow blends literary, medical writing, and journalistic talents. She earned acceptance into Brown University’s Summer Writing Symposium in 2005, a weeklong intensive program where she studied crafting life stories. A member of Grubstreet, Boston’s primary literary writing center, Mary is also an alumnus of The Writer’s Hotel literary arts center. Mary received warm receptions during a reading at KGB Bar in New York City in 2017 and at a storytelling event at Belmont Books in Massachusetts in 2019. Her memoir Home, My Story of House and Personal Renovation, is set to be released by Black Rose Writing in September 2021.

As a medical writer, Mary writes extensively for commercial organizations on numerous diseases, life sciences products, and on the business of healthcare. She is an expert on how healthcare in the United States works and the challenges related to its accessibility. Before her medical writing career, Mary served as a journalist, banging out articles for the Blackstone Valley Tribune, a small community newspaper that operated in Northbridge, Massachusetts and for the Telegram and Gazette, a daily paper circulated in Worcester County.

Leveraging her journalism skills, Mary researched the historical aspects of Home. These include Dutch immigrant life in New England during the early twentieth century, as well as the impact of the Industrial Revolution on her small town’s mill community. In Home, Mary combines storytelling with her talents as a medical writer in discussing her brother’s Down Syndrome, her mother’s suicide, and the impact of emotional trauma on a child.

A graduate of Clark University, Mary graduated magna cum laude, earning a bachelor’s degree in the science of professional communications. She is Mom to two awesome sons and a mischievous apricot poodle, inappropriately named Sage.
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