WRITING OUR MEMORIES, RITING OUR MYTH, RIGHTING OUR LIVES

MARCH 22, 6:30 – 8:00 PM; 6:00 PM Reception – Up Close and Personal with Dr. Slattery
Explore depth psychology with personal stories. therapeutic paintings, wit and wisdom.

*Free Event and Open to the Public (Register through “Buy Tickets Here” icon.)

MARCH 23,  9:00 AM – 12:00 PM; 1:30 – 4:30 pm

A Writing Workshop with Dennis Patrick Slattery

The details of a life are themselves to be opened out so we can feel the archetypes playing under them. — Joseph Campbell

Each of us is an amalgam of: a life lived, a life remembered, and a life storied. In this trinity, memory mingles with myth in a way that the ancient Greeks called mimesis, or “imitation,” which is at the heart of our myth-making impulse, transforming the past into memory. Writing is an intimate and forceful mode of remembering what we have not sufficiently shaped into a coherent form. In this retreat featuring new readings and exercises, we will draw on our own remembered life events and give them a form, in some instances for the first time, primarily through writing, but also through offering the soul various other venues in which to imagine.

Admission: $80; $65 for Members; $30 for Educator Members

 

DENNIS PATRICK SLATTERY is a Fellow of the Dallas Institute and currently Emeritus Faculty member in the Mythological Studies Program at Pacifica Graduate Institute.