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Jung in the Yurt – A Weekend Body Soul Writing Workshop: Braiding Our Stories, Weaving Our Lives Writing the Lyric Essay

Marlene Schiwy

April 08, 2017 - April 09, 2017

Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada

“What is new is not what we tell, but how we tell it. The lyric essay is one way to do this: it demands (or perhaps gently asks, with a knowing smile) that we stay awake to the chance associations and intuitive connections that make life bearable and to create those very connections through the act of writing.”       Brenda  Miller, “A Braided Heart: Shaping the Lyric Essay


The lyric essay may combine elements of memoir and personal essay, poetry and sometimes scholarly research. The form is infinitely flexible. Come and join us as we explore the synchronicities and intuitive connections, the threads and strands of story of which our lives are woven. Through gentle movement, guided meditation, dreamwork and active imagination, we will find a theme or image that invites our deeper attention, and begin to braid the stories of our lives into a lyric essay.

Bring a dream (or two), a quote or poem that you love, and a large journal or sketchbook. This is a beautiful and creative way to write about our lives and the wider world around us.

Dates: April 8, 2017 @ 10:00 am - April 9, 2017 @ 4:00 pm

Led by

Marlene Schiwy

$275 before March 20th; $300 after April 1st

To Register or For More Information:
Contact Sally Turner at 250-338-9123 or extremelysally@gmail.com


April 8, 2017 @ 10:00 am
April 9, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
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