The Writers Forum with Brenda Knight
Join Mango's own Brenda Knight at the Writer's Forum, where you will learn about the craft and business of writing. These literary workshops feature a diverse group of presenters discussing a variety of topics.
Brenda's workshop, Pitch a Publisher: Insider Secrets Every Writer Should Know, will walk you through the necessary steps to successfully create and share a pitch; she will also share her tips and secrets from her many years in the publishing field.
This event is free and open to the public.
Brenda Knight began her career at HarperCollins, working with luminaries Paolo Coelho, Marianne Williamson, and His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
She was awarded IndieFab’s Publisher of the Year in 2014 by the ALA (American Library Association).
Brenda is the author of Wild Women and Books, Women Who Love Books Too Much, The Grateful Table, Be a Good in the World, and Women of the Beat Generation, which won an American Book Award.
She is Associate Publisher at Mango Publishing and serves as President of the Women’s’ National Book Association, San Francisco Chapter.
Brenda is an instructor at the annual San Francisco Writers Conference.
Women’s Wisdom: Summer Solstice Women’s Retreat/ Jean Shinoda Bolen & Monika Wikman Event
Join Jean Bolen & Monika Wikman, acclaimed authors, Jungian analysts and activists, on a journey to the inner realm of self-discovery and empowerment. Together, we will tune into womb wisdom, our connection to Mother Earth, moon cycles and the particular seasons of our lives, as the land provides the ‘alchemical vessel’ for our exploration, integration and growth.
The Summer Solstice Women’s Retreat supports women who wish to explore their inner lives in an exquisitely nourishing nature setting. Together, we will tune into womb wisdom, our connection to Mother Earth, moon cycles and the particular seasons of our lives, as the land provides the ‘alchemical vessel' for our exploration, integration and growth. We will meet in large and small circles throughout the week, all connected by a sacred center, listening to stories and myths that teach us how to use archetypal energies to guide and direct our lives. Tapping into highly experiential modalities such as Jung’s active imagination, dreamwork, art, journal writing, movement, bodywork, time in nature and ritual, we will ‘seed’ the imagination in a sacred process of deep inner exploration and self-expression. Building the shared field in community, this workshop brings to life the enriching fruits of inspiration, fresh perspective, compassion, shadow integration, healing, insight and laughter.
Women's Spirit: We Rise Together Workshop / Dr. Jean Shinoda Bolen Event
Women's spirit has qualities similar to fire. Fiery spirit and passion are expressed in creativity, spirituality, and sexuality, or in outrage and activism. Like fire, women's spirit can be intense and focused, can blaze up and be seen, burn out, or lie dormant—covered with ash like banked coals. Women’s spirit provides the warmth and illumination in a sacred space. Or out of control, become destructive. With the women’s marches, the #meToo movement, and the number of women running for political office, women’s spirit became ignited.
In this workshop, open to all self-identified women, Jean will draw from the breadth and depth of her experience as a Jungian analyst--storyteller who brings archetypes and myths into real life. Participants will explore their lives as a spiral journey, and their individuation as a soul path. By recognizing where one is on their path, as it relates to current phase of life, active archetypes, significant others and the world we live in, participants will gain an affirmed sense of their unique being and purpose in the world.
Recommended Reading: Bolen: Goddesses in Everywoman, Artemis: The Indomitable Spirit in Everywoman. See jeanbolen.com/books
Writing from the Inside Out with Nita Sweeney
“I fully recommend Nita Sweeney, a wonderful teacher who I asked to bring writing practice to Ohio. She has studied with me intensively for many years and understands the fears and hopes of writers. Her workshops benefit beginners as well as long-time practitioners.”—Natalie Goldberg, best-selling author of Writing Down the Bones and Wild Mind