Instructor: Robert Atkinson
Date & Time: Saturday, August 25 | 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Location: Kittery Community Center
12 FULL / WAIT LIST ONLY
Fee: MWPA Member $70 | Nonmember $125
Registration Closes: August 20
Carl Jung called his autobiography Memories, Dreams, Reflections his personal myth, and in the book asked: “In what myth do we live today?” Jung believed there was a vital link between the personal story each individual lives and the collective stories humanity shares. When writers access universal motifs, archetypes, and timeless patterns, they not only illuminate their own stories, but find a way to tell their stories that others will connect to.
In this workshop, utilizing a timeless blueprint, reflective guidelines, worksheets, and discussion, attendees will delve into the universal levels of their life stories, which in turn connect them to a greater story of their time. From the formula for the mythic journey, focusing on the call to adventure, the road of trials, and the return, attendees will learn how to decipher the pattern of transformation in their lives and how to write a memoir that encompasses the universal as well as the personal.
Robert Atkinson, Ph.D., is an authority on life-story interviewing, personal mythmaking, and soul-making. He is the author of nine books, including The Story of Our Time: From Duality to Interconnectedness to Oneness (2017), Mystic Journey: Getting to the Heart of Your Soul’s Story (2012), Remembering 1969: Searching for the Eternal in Changing Times (a memoir, 2008), The Beat of My Drum (an autobiography with Babatunde Olatunji, 2005), The Life Story Interview (1998), and The Gift of Stories: Practical and Spiritual Applications of Autobiography, Life Stories, and Personal Mythmaking (1995). He is professor emeritus at the University of Southern Maine and director of Story Commons.
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