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Workshop with Susan Tiberghien: From Darkness to Light, The Alchemy of Writing
June 29 @ 14 h 00 min - 16 h 00 min
From Darkness to Light, The Alchemy of Writing
“One of the most calming and powerful actions you can do to intervene in a stormy world is to stand up and show your soul. Soul on deck shines like gold in dark times.” Clarissa Pinkola Estes
In this workshop, we will see how our writing is alchemy, how we go in and out of darkness looking for glints of gold to share. After a short introduction to alchemy, we will read excerpts from CG Jung, Etty Hillesum, Thomas Merton, and Margaret Atwood. We will see how, through journaling, we can make our own journey into the dark to find our stories. We will become alchemists in our troubled world.
Susan Tiberghien, an American-born writer living in Geneva, Switzerland, is the author of four memoirs: Looking for Gold, A Year in Jungian Analysis; Circling to the Center, An Invitation to Silent Prayer; Side by Side: Writing Your Love Story; Footsteps: In Love with a Frenchman, and the popular writing book, One Year to a Writing Life. Her new book, Writing Toward Wholeness: Lessons Inspired by C.G. Jung, was published by Chiron Publications on 1 March 2018. She has published extensively narrative essays in literary reviews and anthologies. For over twenty years Susan has been teaching creative writing at C.G. Jung Societies and Institutes, the International Women’s Writing Guild, and at writers’ centers and conferences, both in the US and in Europe. Recently she did an online course, “Journaling to the Soul,” for the Jung Society of Washington. An active member of International PEN, she founded and directed the Geneva Writers’ Group (240 English-language writers) for twenty-five years. She is married with six adult children and sixteen grandchildren. Learn more about Susan at www.susantiberghien.com
Advance registration and payment required to participate. Price: 15 euros for members; 25 euros for non-members. Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfyio5FQWZ5AaxgypQbR7ldFw-DcGd8BiRYCg1S1pBBqXBETQ/viewform?usp=sf_link