WU282 Writing Craft Talks: The Alchemy of Writing, From Darkness to Light

  • 28 Jun 2019
  • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • WICE, 10 rue Tiphaine, 75015 Paris: metro La Motte Piquet Grenelle
  • 5


  • Open to Everyone

Writing Craft Talks: 10 Euros for non-registrants (free and included already for WU281 PWW registrants)
Registration is closed
After a short introduction to the history of alchemy, we will see how the three steps of alchemy illuminate the writing process. First we find our subject and follow it into the dark. This is called nigredo, the blackening. Then we distill the experience, draw forth its meaning. We call this albedo, the whitening. And finally we polish the story, polish the gold. Rubedo, the reddening. We will read together a few excerpts from Brodsky, Atwood, Pamuk, following the steps in our imagination. We will become alchemists to bring a bit of light into our darkened world.

About the Instructor: Susan Tiberghien, an American-born writer living in Geneva, Switzerland, is the author of four memoirs: Looking for Gold, Circling to the Center, Side by Side, Footsteps 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 in 2018. 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. An active member of International PEN, she founded and directed the Geneva Writers’ Group. 

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