The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to present a professional development seminar for artists and other creative people on Tuesday, October 25, from 5:30-6:30 PM at the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville. Join us as we welcome Dr. Marilyn Kallet!
Our Dreamworks conversation offers a “starter kit” for exploring dreams. Participants will learn some key strategies for delving into dreams and understanding them better––not in a pop culture or symbolic way, but in a manner that is personally valuable and offers surprising insights to each writer/dreamer. Dr. Kallet has been teaching Dreamworks at the University of Tennessee since 1985; alumni often report back that Dreamworks gave them invaluable tools, both for writing with more depth and for self-knowledge. Participants will learn techniques for working with dreams of all sorts, and learn to value the dreams more. American culture as a whole does not tend to value dreamers, but poets, fiction writers, authors and songwriters all know the value of dreams as inspiration. Dr. Kallet can serve as a valuable resource concerning publication opportunities. The Dreamworks workshop can be valuable for artists, musicians, writers of all genres and for non-writers who simply want to learn more about their own dreams.
The presentation is $5 for members of the Arts & Culture Alliance and $8 for non-members. Secure your spot at the workshop by making a payment via PayPal below or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marilyn Kallet has published 17 books, including The Love That Moves Me, poetry from Black Widow Press. She has translated Eluard’s Last Love Poems, Péret’s The Big Game, and has recently co-edited and co-translated Chantal Bizzini’s Disenchanted City (with J. Bradford Anderson and Darren Jackson.) Dr. Kallet is Nancy Moore Goslee Professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville; and she also teaches poetry workshops for VCCA-France in Auvillar. She has performed her poems on campuses and in theaters across the United States, in France and Poland, as a guest of the U.S. Embassy’s “America Presents” cultural programs. Dr. Kallet has received the Tennessee Arts Commission fellowship in poetry; and was recognized as Outstanding Woman in the Arts by the Knoxville YWCA. She was inducted into the East Tennessee Literary Hall of Fame in Poetry in 2005. Dr. Kallet has been teaching “Dreamworks” (Writing from Dreams) at the University of Tennessee since 1985, the year her daughter Heather was born. Her website is http://marilynkallet.com/.