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Writing: The Door In

January 20, 2007 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Using innovative techniques inspired by Natalie Goldberg and Julia Cameron in their presentations on creative writing, as well as Tess Castleman’s own approach devised from fifteen years of conducting writing seminars, workshop participants will engage in an experiential writing process drawing upon their inner world. Participants will benefit from giving expression to their own voices, especially if they have been told that writing is not one of their talents or special abilities. (They will not be required to read their writing to the group, but will be given the opportunity to do so if they choose to.) During the day, a series of different exercises will guide us as we travel into the labyrinth of our inner resources to discover potentials that generally are unknown to us and largely untapped in our lives. Please bring journals or notebooks, at least two pens, or a laptop to record the results of our exploration.

Related Friday Talk: Creativity: The Holy Other as Transcendent Healer in Analysis, Community and Culture

Tess Castleman, M.A., is a Zurich graduate and Jungian analyst since 1989, and faculty and a newly elected member of the Curatorium of the Jung Institute of Zurich. She is author of Threads, Knots, Tapestries: How a Tribal Connection is Revealed through Dreams and Synchronicities and the soon to be published: Sacred Circles: Creating Dreaming Community. She has also completed a novel. She lives in Dallas, Texas, and Zurich, Switzerland, where she practices as an analyst. She leads dream retreats throughout the world.

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January 20, 2007
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
We offer Continuing Education Credit through NASW. The fee for CEU credit is $5 for the lecture, $10 for the workshop, or $10 for both the lecture and workshop. To obtain credits, please sign up before each lecture or workshop at the CEU table in the lobby.

Bring a sack lunch for the 45 minute onsite lunch.


First United Methodist Church, Fireside Room
1838 SW Jefferson Street
Portland, United States
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Ample free parking in both church lots.