Good news, my book "Writing Toward Wholeness, Lessons Inspired by C.G. Jung" will be published by Chiron Publications in Asheville, NC, for April 2018. This book brings together many of the workshops I have been teaching at different Jung Centers in the US and in Europe.
I am enjoying working with my editor, Jennifer Fitzgerald at Chiron, and receiving warm encouragement from "Jungians" and fellow writers in the States and in Europe.
Already planning for a tour to Western Canada and USA for spring 20182018.
For now, just ahead is the Summer Conference of the International Women's Writing Guild, www.iwwg.org, that will be held in Muhlenberg, PA., July 7 to 13. I will be teaching a workshop titled Words Matter: Writing from Your Truth. Would love to welcome you!
Come September the Geneva Writers Group will be starting its 25th year. Hard to believe that we began back in 1993. We're a wonderful mix of long-time members and new members, published writers and looking to be published, and hailing from over thirty countries.
I am replacing the personal essays that I have been publishing as blogs with a Newsletter from Geneva, that I hope to write every three or four months.
To close this homepage, I return to a page from the introduction to One Year to a Writing Life. After the Chinese edition four years ago, last summer the book was published in Korean. I am attaching a photo of the cover to the left.
"One Year to a Writing Life presents twelve workshops, drawn from over fifteen years of teaching. The lessons dovetail inspiration and instruction. The first component, inspiration, comes from my trust in writing as a way of life. A trust nourished by practice. A person who writes has the habit of writing...
The second component, instruction, comes from my trust in writing as a process. I appreciate a well-turned sentence that gives life to an image, a dialogue that shares its secrets, a page of prose that lingers in the mind and sinks into the heart. In examining how this is done, we sharpen our writing skills and clarify our thinking.
It is this combination of inspiration and instruction that underpins One Year to a Writing Life. Included in each chapter are examples of writing from over the centuries, mostly contemporary, to show how different authors craft their words and send their voices into the world. You will learn from Plato, St Augustine, Montaigne, Virginia Woolf, Brenda Ueland, Eduardo Galeano, Annie Dillard, Paul Auster, Terry Tempest William, Orhan Pamuk and many others. Also included are exercises to guide you to fresh spurts of writing, to heighten craft and to develop your own voice.
One Year to a Writing Life opens its pages to your own rhythm and pleasure...
In Memories, Dreams, Reflections, C.G. Jung describes a dream he had in his early years: “It was night in some unknown place and I was making slow headway against a mighty wind. Dense fog was flying everywhere. I had my hands cupped around a tiny light which threatened to go out at any moment. Everything depended on my keeping this little light alive.” This is the light that is within each of us, this is the light that we bring into the world.
With your words, you become light bearers in the world. One Year to a Writing Life leads you to this little light. "