Workshop with Susan Tiberghien: From Darkness to Light, The Alchemy of Writing
From Darkness to Light, The Alchemy of Writing

One of the most calming and powerful actions you can do to intervene in a stormy world is to stand up and show your soul. Soul on deck shines like gold in dark times." Clarissa Pinkola EstesIn this workshop, we will see how our writing is alchemy, how we go in and out of darkness looking for glints of gold to share. After a short introduction to alchemy, we will read excerpts from CG Jung, Etty Hillesum, Thomas Merton, and Margaret Atwood. We will see how, through journaling, we can make our own journey into the dark to find our stories. We will become alchemists in our troubled world.

Susan Tiberghien, an American-born writer living in Geneva, Switzerland, is the author of four memoirs: Looking for Gold, A Year in Jungian Analysis; Circling to the Center, An Invitation to Silent Prayer; Side by Side, Writing Your Love Story; Footsteps, In Love with a Frenchman, and the popular writing book, One Year to a Writing Life. Her new book, Writing Toward Wholeness, Lessons Inspired by C.G. Jung, was published by Chiron Publications March l, 2018. She has published extensively narrative essays in literary reviews and anthologies. For over twenty years Susan has been teaching creative writing at C.G. Jung Societies and Institutes, the International Women’s Writing Guild, and at writers’ centers and conferences, both in the US and in Europe. Recently she did an online course, "Journaling to the Soul," for the Jung Society of Washington. An active member of International PEN, she founded and directed the Geneva Writers’ Group (240 English-language writers) for twenty-five years. Married with six adult children and sixteen grandchildren.

This event runs from 14h00-16h00 on Saturday 29 June. and requires advance registration. It is open to Library members (15 euros) and non-members (25 euros).

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