November 10, 2018
1:00 pm CST - 4:00 pm CST
Instructor: Ellen Blum Barish, MSJ
Jung understood that human beings have a natural need to confess wrongs and ask forgiveness. Without expression, humans can remain in moral isolation. Jung acknowledged that the articulation of these wrongs is healing. Using published sections of personal essays and memoirs, we will explore elements of confession, forgiveness and meaning-making around wrongs done to us and those we may have done to others. We will reflect on purposeful and accidental wrongs, wrongs to the individual and wrongs between communities and discuss how these expressions can, indeed, “right” those wrongs.
About the Instructor
Ellen Blum Barish is a writer, editor and writing educator specializing in personal narrative. Her essays have appeared in a variety of publications, including her book, Views from the Home Office Window and she has just completed a memoir. Ellen is editor of Thread: A Literary Publication, which earned a notable in Best American Essays in 2016 and Stitch, a monthly publication of 100-word essays. She teaches writing at Northwestern where she received a master’s in journalism. Ellen also works privately with individuals on a variety of writing projects through her workshops and coaching. Ellen was recently awarded the 2018 Award for Individual Artistic Excellence by the Skokie Arts Commission. For more info on background, workshop schedules and coaching, go to www.ellenblumbarish.com.