Bibliotherapy – A Book a Day Keeps the Doctor Away


On Friday May 5, 2023, Associate Professor Dr. Davor Piskač from Croatian Studies Department from the University of Zagreb gave a public lecture on bibliotherapy at the International University of Sarajevo (IUS). The event was organized by the English Language and Literature (ELIT) study program and invited all IUS students to attend it.

Professor Piskač used an interactive approach to introduce the attendees to bibliotherapy as an alternative method of reading fiction which could assist students in learning and solving problems. The participants were very enthusiastic and engaged in analyzing a well-known short story. They offered a number of different perspectives to understand, explain and suggest solutions for an issue that could also be identified in our everyday situations. The participants realized that reading fiction could be very beneficial for their well-being if they read attentively and communicated what they read with others.