The International
Women's Writing Guild

Sage Writers Series: Journaling Toward Oneness

  • Saturday, September 18, 2021
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Digital Village

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Sage Writers Series
Journaling Toward Oneness


The sun shines not on us but in us.”  ~~John Muir

We’re all little sparks of One Soul.” ~~Marion Woodman

 

Following the summer theme of Writing Our Way Forward, this workshop Journaling toward Oneness describes one of the ways you can keep writing forward. We turn to journaling, as it is the foundation of our writing. To engage in a writing life, we journal. We are drawn to the path of journaling because we long to know who we are, why we are here. This yearning for meaning finds its response in the oneness of all creation. 

The workshop will have three parts. First, what is oneness? We will start with finding our own oneness, reading Marion Woodman, and the oneness around us, reading CG Jung and Patricia Hampl. We will then look at the practice of journaling as a way to oneness, reading Etty Hillesum and Thomas Merton. We will close with finding our place in the world around us, reading Petina Gappah and Terry Tempest Williams.
A short writing exercise (10 minutes) will be included. You’ll be invited to put the titles from the exercise into chat so we can celebrate together our oneness within the Guild.

Susan Tiberghien is an American writer and teacher living in Geneva, Switzerland. For close to 30 years, she has taught creative writing at IWWG, C.G. Jung Societies, and at writers’ centers and conferences, both in the U.S. and in Europe. Her online courses—Journaling to the Soul, Seeing Beauty with Words, Through Darkness to Light—are available at the Jung Society of Washington, www.jungmasterclass.com. She also has recorded her course, Rekindling the Soul: Active Imagination for the Jung Platform, https://jungplatform.com.

She is the author of four memoirs, the acclaimed One Year to a Writing Life, and most recently Writing Toward Wholeness and Circling to the Center, both published by Chiron, 2018 and 2019. Her essays are widely published in literary journals and anthologies.

An active member of International PEN, Susan founded and directed the Geneva Writers’ Group (200+ members) for 25 years where she continues to teach. She is the founding editor of their literary review, "Offshoots, Writing from Geneva". www.susantiberghien.com