A WRITER'S RETREAT
WITH DENNIS PATRICK SLATTERY
Writing has the capacity to mend some tear in the fabric of our fiction, the storied self that is always plotting its course both within and without. By exposing to the open air of prose what affects, wounds, emblazons the scar tissue of resentments, hurts, slights, wrongs, wrong paths chosen, one has the opportunity to close the gap or the gape in the soul-holes of one's being. –Dennis Patrick Slattery, Riting Myth, Mythic Writing:
Plotting Your Personal Story
Friday, May 13, 2016
7:00 – 9:00 PM
Saturday, May 14, 2016
9:30 – 4:30 PM
$125 Includes a copy of Riting Myth, Mythic Writing: Plotting Your Personal Story by Dennis Patrick Slattery & Saturday lunch catered by The Old Mill Tasty Shop.
We begin on Friday evening to explore what asks to be expressed and what direction your writing will take you. We may be called to a work that focuses on personal and/or professional growth. We might ask: What is the genesis of this call? What are its terms? Is being called a mythic instance in our life that may re-direct our trajectory? What are the consequences of its refusal? “Not now; call me back.” What parts are we still to live out?
On Saturday, through writing prose and poetry, we’ll engage several active imagination meditations taken from Dr. Slattery’s book, Riting Myth, Mythic Writing: Plotting Your Personal Story, as well as additional meditations created since the book’s publication, to invite the voice and energy of our personal myth through several conduits of expression. We will write cursively, so leave all laptops at home. Bring with you a journal, a favorite writing utensil and an open heart in order to enjoy this interlude from your daily routines to reflect and write in a welcoming setting and to share, if you wish, some of your own insights and remembrances with others. All participants will be given a copy of Riting Myth, Mythic Writing: Plotting Your Personal Story by Dennis Patrick Slattery.
Register Early! Class size limited! To register, print and fill in the form below then email the form to firstname.lastname@example.org or fill in and print the form then mail to: Pam Bjork, 240 S. Pershing St, Wichita, KS 67218
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Saturday lunch is provided to encourage ongoing dialogue and community exchange. Catered by The Old Mill Tasty Shop
The Garvey House, 8427 East Douglas, Wichita
(Immediately EAST of The Independent School)
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A wonderful opportunity to dive deep into one’s story!
ABOUT DENNIS PATRICK SLATTERY
Dennis Patrick Slattery, Ph.D., is Core Faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute, Santa Barbara, California in the Mythological Studies and Depth Psychology Programs. Honored as Distinguished Professor in 2007, Dr. Slattery is the author of over 200 articles and book reviews, as well as the author, co-author, editor or co-editor of 23 books and six volumes of poetry. His recent books are Our Daily Breach: Exploring Your Personal Myth Through Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick and Bridge Work: Essays on Mythology, Literature, Psychology.
For more information, visit dennispslattery.com.