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Writing Toward Wholeness - Writing From Your Life - Listen!



On Saturday, April 28, 2018, I'll be leading our 3rd Annual IWWG Boston Writing From Your Life Retreat in Memoir, Myth & Monologue with my distinguished IWWG colleagues, authors Susan Tiberghien and Maureen Murdock. And so, I'll see them in person soon - but in the meantime, I want to share this recording of our IWWG Digital Village April Book Spotlight, in which Maureen interviews Susan about her new book: Writing Toward Wholeness: Lessons Inspired by C.G. Jung. It was an honor to moderate this illuminating conversation between friends about deepening our experience of our writing and lives by paying attention to dreams and images from our unconscious. You can watch it HERE.

From the International Women's Writing Guild (Marj Hahne)

When the Soul wants to experience something, she throws out an image in front of her and then steps into it.

So said Meister Eckhart, 13th/14th-century German theologian, philosopher, and mystic, quoted by Susan Tiberghien during this month's Member Book Spotlight, illuminating her new book, Writing Toward Wholeness: Lessons Inspired by C.G. Jung (Chiron Publications, 2018).

On Tuesday, April 17, two of our longtime Guild teachers, Susan andMaureen Murdock, met in our Digital Village, across the miles between Geneva, Switzerland, and California, respectively. Maureen interviewed Susan about her writing process, particularly how dreams "open the door to the invisible, to the deeper life, to the unconscious."

If you missed this divine conversation, you can watch it HERE.

Heads-up: The video unfortunately freezes at 49:10 (ten minutes before the scheduled end-time), and the recording stops at 49:36, thanks to the Front Range's 60 mph winds that took down my WiFi and hence my laptop's recording functionality.

What got lost to the wind are Susan's answers to these questions from attendees:

  • What does it mean to have "a strong soul"? 

  • Have you noticed cultural differences in any aspects of your writing experience (e.g., one's personal process of writing, the subjects one writes about, the publishing process, publicity, balancing the writing life with other work (e.g.,teaching) and family)?

  • Some of Simone de Beauvoir’s writing (Mémoires d'une jeune fille rangée, trans. Memories of a Dutiful Daughter) reads like memoir. Was that book considered strange or scandalous for that reason?

Big thanks to Kelly DuMar for moderating this discussion and keeping it going after her Zoom "recording engineer" went MIA.

In the spirit of The Guild,

Marj Hahne, one of your Digital Village moderators


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