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PLOTTING YOUR PERSONAL STORY: A Writing Retreat, Dennis Slattery

  • Saturday, September 17, 2016
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • The Elderdice Room; Wesley Seminary, 4500 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016


  • Senior members (65 years of age and older) and full-time students

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Saturday, September 17th


Dennis Patrick Slattery

Furthering Friday's lecture, we will use several Writing Meditations from Dr. Slattery's book, Riting Myth, Mythic Writing: Plotting Your Personal Story to burrow a bit deeper into patterns that contour our personal myth. We will not use laptops but rather engage cursive writing in journals to capture the spiralic movement that Jung believed was the geometry that stimulated all psychic development. Bring a journal and your favorite writing instrument for these meditations.

Dennis Patrick Slattery, Ph.D. has been teaching for 45 years, the last 21 in the Mythological Studies Program at Pacifica Graduate Institute. He is the author, co-author, editor, or co-editor of 24 books, including one novel and six volumes of poetry, two with accompanying CDs. He has also published over 200 articles in journals, books, newspapers, magazines, and on-line journals. His most recent books include Bridge Work: Essays on Mythology, Literature and Psychology and Our Daily Breach: Exploring Your Personal Myth Through Herman Melville's Moby-Dick. He offers Riting Personal Myth retreats in the US, Europe, and Ireland, based in part on the works of Joseph Campbell as well as others.;

This program is partially underwritten by the generosity of Dr. Erminia Scarcella. Our thanks to her!


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