Journal Writing: The Work of Marion Woodman

Marlene Schiwy
July 16-20, 2012

In the course of this week we will read and discuss excerpts of Marion Woodman’s work, and allow her profound insights to inspire our journal writing. Topics include creative expression and the symbolic life, dreams and the nature of archetypal energy, and the emerging feminine principle in the world. Guided body meditations and embodied writing exercises help bring the body’s experience to consciousness. We will also watch excerpts of the instructor’s filmed interviews with Marion Woodman. This workshop involves working with art, guided meditation, and work with dreams, as well as some gentle movement.

A folder of photocopied materials will be handed out on Monday. Please bring your journal or a sketchbook and a set of coloured pens. Art supplies will also be available.

* Please note that participants should read the instructor’s book, A Voice of Her Own: Women and the Journal Writing Journey, foreword by Marion Woodman.

July 16-20, 2012, Monday-Friday, 10 am-3 pm

How to Register:

Please contact UBC’s Writing Centre for more information at, look under Summer Institutes, or call 604-822-9564 or contact Marlene Schiwy at, 604-734-3554,