Sat May 25, 2019
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

creative writing, Labyrinth


The winding path of the labyrinth is not unlike the route we travel to recollect the past and begin to write a memoir. This experiential workshop will explore the symbolism and mythology of the labyrinth and its value as a reflective practice that helps to release creativity, prompt memory, and integrate past experiences. The day will include a labyrinth walk, individual and group discussions, and an exercise in memoir writing.

Description: This experiential workshop will explore the symbolism and mythology of the labyrinth and its value as a reflective practice that helps to release creativity, prompt memory, and integrate loss. This half-day workshop will include a labyrinth walk, individual and group discussions, an exercise in memoir writing and a mid-afternoon snack.

Bio: Carol has spoken and written about labyrinths in a number of settings. She has worked as a social worker, as Executive Director of Nanaimo Family Life and as an instructor and Dean of Human Services and Community Education at Malaspina University-College (now VIU) and is the author of  a collection of short stories (Incidental Music: Oolichan Books, 2006) and four books of memoir, including Reflections on the C-Word, Hedgerow Books, 2006Questions for Ariadne: The Labyrinth and the End of Times, Outlaw Editions, 2011 and Minerva’s Owl: The Bereavement Phase of My Marriage, Oolichan Books, 2017. Her short stories and reviews have appeared in literary journals such as Room, The New Quarterly, Grain, Prism, Malahat and Event.

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