The Writer's Journey: Inside Out and Back Again (TWJ)

Venue: Pacifica Graduate Institute's Ladera Lane Campus

Location: Santa Barbara, California, United States

Event Date/Time: Apr 26, 2013 / 7:00 pm - (PST) End Date/Time: Apr 28, 2013 / 1:00 pm - (PST)
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We are all writers in one form or another. The need to express ourselves is essential to our survival. The written word allows us to take what is hidden below the threshold of waking consciousness and shape it into a form of expression that delights, persuades, informs, and teaches others. Whether correspondence with a loved one, a dream in a diary, a final paper to graduate, an imaginative story, a poem, a textbook, or a life’s opus, writing is a vehicle to manifest the intangible into a tangible expression of who we are.

This conference will feature scholars, educators, mythologists, poets, psychoanalysts, and best-selling authors covering topics both conceptual and pragmatic—from birthing an idea to marketing through creative messaging…from the feminine heroic quest to writing as a way of healing…from the call of the muse to turning a dissertation into a mainstream book—and so much more. Genres explored will include screenwriting, storytelling, imaginative writing, memoir, poetry, clinical writing, among others.

We hope you will join us for what promises to be a stimulating and provocative weekend in beautiful Santa Barbara.


Conference Speakers

Jean Shinoda Bolen, Sharon Johnson, Dara Marks, Michael Meade, Maureen Murdock, Suzi Naiburg, Elizabeth Nelson, Kris Oster, Susan Rowland, Dennis Patrick Slattery, Evans Lansing Smith and Lawrence Spann