Lecture and Creative Writing Wordshop with Dorian Haarhoff @ Basler Afrika Bibliographien, Basel [14. September]

Lecture and Creative Writing Wordshop with Dorian Haarhoff

13:00 - 17:30

Basler Afrika Bibliographien
Klosterberg 23, 4051 Basel, Switzerland
You are cordially invited to attend a lecture and a wordshop (pun intended) with Dorian Haarhoff.

The title of the lecture is «The Rainbow Brain: The power of story work in the lives of Namibian adults and children, with reference to Carl Schlettwein Foundation support.»
In considering how the human brain responds to stories, Dorian will share the way narratives impact on our lives from a theoretical and practical perspective. He will discuss the story and writing work done in Namibia, including the BAB publications that resulted from wordshops. The lecture also offers insights into archetypal story patterns. Along the way he will share fiction and life stories from Africa and elsewhere.

The title of the wordshop is «Symbols, Images and Dreams: a Wordshop on Jung‘s Insights into Creativity.»
What gives your life continuity? When do coincidences happen in your life? Do your dreams speak to you? Jung’s insights reverberate through our world and words. This practical wordshop considers Carl Jung’s impact and influence on the way we live, the way we create our memoirs, fiction and poetry and how we conduct our healing practices. We consider how to self-reflect and make the creative and imaginative process conscious. We touch on 2nd generation Jungians who elaborate on his ideas – e.g. James Hollis, Clarissa Estes, Marion Woodman, Helen Luke, James Hillman, Joseph Campbell. We look at:

— Myths Archetypes and Characters
— Symbols and Images
— The Unconscious — Collective and Individual
— Shadow and Substance
— Synchronicity and Plot

Though exploring these concepts, and writing in relation to them, this wordshop experience will deepen your life and practice. You can write and discuss in your home language. Bring writing materials, old magazines, glue and scissors.

The lecture will take place from 13:15—14:00, the wordshop will be held from 14:30—17:30. Admission is free but places are limited. Please register with Daniel Hürzeler via [email protected]

— Dr Dorian Haarhoff — writer, poet, story-teller, mentor and speaker. Passionate about developing innate creativity and imagination, he believes in the power of stories to create new realities. To bring healing. To build our belonging. A former Prof of English (Namibia), Dorian’s workshops are based on his texts, «The Writer’s Voice,» a workbook for Writers in Africa and «The Halo and the Noose,» «The Power of Storytelling/Story listening in Business Life» (co-authored). He has also taught in a Canadian Creative Writing Faculty.

His books, published by our very own BAB Publishing House, will be on sale.
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