Audio & Video

Irene Borger

Ten Thousand Joys and Ten Thousand Sorrows: A Conversation and A Little Time to Write (recorded Mar 11, 2012)

The sources of our writing life – the range of joys and sorrows – are close at hand: What we have seen, heard, smelled, touched and been touched by, what we remember, how we have befriended our life experiences through words. Irene talks with Jaune Evans, director of Commonweal’s Institute of Arts and Healing, about her life as a writer, master teacher, and muse.

Attention Listeners: You may want to do some writing while you listen along with the participants of this event. If so, have a pen and some paper handy and use the pause or start/stop buttons of your audio player to pause the audio while you reflect and write.

Whether we are dealing with illness, creating something from scratch, or just going about our business in the wild world, we are always swimming in the stream of the unknown. Transformed through the eyes of curiosity, uncertainty becomes vitality, and the core of our creative life.

You will have the opportunity to write (briefly) with Irene, working with simple exercises that invite discovery, playfulness, and, no less important, a bit of exhalation. No prior experience or talent is required.