Writing Workshop: Mary Magdalene

Writing Workshop: Mary Magdalene

"The Archetypal Mary Magdalene and Modern Metaphors"

Alethea Eason, of Cobb, author of the novels HERON'S PATH and HUNGRY will facilitate a writing workshop on Mary Magdalene in Carey Hall at St. John’s Episcopal Church on Saturday, July 21, 2012, from 10 AM until 2:30 PM.

"The workshop will be a creative experience, rather than a lecture," said Eason. “Participants will be actively involved connecting the archetype of Mary Magdalene with their own lives in the 21st Century. They should bring pen, paper, and be ready to participate in both group activities and individual writing sessions.”

The workshop will include the Gospel references to Mary Magdalene as disciple and apostle, the conflation of her image as whore and penitent by Pope Gregory I in the 6th century, and other legends and popular references. She will also look at the apocryphal Gospel of Mary Magdalene, and author, theologian, and mystic Cynthia Bourgeault's research on Mary Magdalene.

A St. John’s parishioner and vestry member, Eason is a writer, teacher, and free-lance editor. She has taught in elementary schools in California and Chile for more than 25 years, as a reading specialist and classroom teacher.

The suggested donation for the day's program is $10. Participants should bring a brown bag lunch. Coffee and refreshments will be provided.

Please call 707.355.0553 by Thursday, July 19th for more information or e-mail Alethea at aletheaeason@gmail.com.

Where: Carey Hall
St. John’s Episcopal Church
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When: Saturday, July 21, 2012, from 10 AM until 2:30 PM

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