The Writer's Journey Outside In and Back Again A Pacfica Public Program

The Writer’s Journey
Outside In and Back Again

14 Insightful Sessions Exploring the Intricacies
and Infinite Possibilities of the Writer’s Experience
Friday, April 26 to Sunday, April 28, 2013
Pre-conference Workshops Friday, April 26

We are all writers in one form or another. The need to express ourselves is essential to our survival. The written word allows us to take what is hidden below the threshold of waking consciousness and shape it into a form of expression that delights, persuades, informs, and teaches others. Whether correspondence with a loved one, a dream in a diary, a final paper to graduate, an imaginative story, a poem, a textbook, or a life’s opus, writing is a vehicle to manifest the intangible into a tangible expression of who we are.

This conference will feature scholars, educators, mythologists, poets, psychoanalysts, and best-selling authors covering topics both conceptual and pragmatic—from birthing an idea to marketing through creative messaging…from the feminine heroic quest to writing as a way of healing…from the call of the muse to turning a dissertation into a mainstream book. Genres explored will include screenwriting, storytelling, imaginative writing, memoir, poetry, and clinical writing, among others.

Giving Birth, Finding Form

The Call of the Muses

Engaging the Feminine Heroic: Beyond the Hero’s Journey, the Other Side of the Story

C.G. Jung’s Dramatic and Inaginative Writing of the Living Mysteries

Poetic Knowing and Poetic Writing

Depth of Character:
The Phenomenology and Soul of the Screenplay

The Art of Memoir Writing

Effective Storytelling in Marketing

Nekyia and Poeisis:
Mythologies of the Writing Process

Writing as a Way of Healing



Riting Myth, Mythic Writing:
Plotting Your Personal Story

Inside Story:
The Power of the Transformational Arc

Transforming Your Dissertation into a Mainstream Book

Structure and Spontaneity in Clinical Prose:
A Clinical Writing WorkshopClick Here for Additional Information or RegistrationCONFERENCE
PRESENTERSJean Shinoda Bolen

Michael Meade

Dara Marks

Susan Rowland

Dennis Slattery

Sharon D. Johnson

Maureen Murdock

Kris Oster

Evans Lansing Smith

Lawrence Spann

Elizabeth Nelson

Suzi Naiburg


Friday, April 26
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Saturday, April 27
9:00 am-5:30 pm

Sunday, April 28
9:00 am-1:00 pm


Friday, April 26
9:00 am-4:30 pm

Accommodations are available at Pacifica’s Ladera Lane Campus


$375 General Admission

$325 Special Admission
Full-Time Students, Pacifica Alumni, and Seniors

$300 Active Pacifica Students
All meals are included in conferenceand pre-conference workshop fees.


$140 Full Day
9:00 am-4:30pm

$70 Half Day
1:30 pm-4:30 pm
and 1:30 pm-4:30 pm


11 Continuing
Education Credits 

MFTs, LCSWs, and RNs


Full Day – 6 Credits
MFTs, LCSWs, and RNs

Half Day – 3 Credits
MFTs, LCSWs, and RNs

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