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Chesapeake Bay Writers Luncheon Meeting

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015, at the Mathews Yacht Club

 

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 Do by May 15th

                       $26, CBW Members $21

Our speaker is Josyln Robinson on "A Jungian Approach to Working with Myths and Fairy Tales"

Myths and fairy tales have been around for centuries and remain a fascination for modern scholars, psychologists, and writers. Full of cultural and psychological meaning, the myth and fairy tale offer the deepest of expressions of the human condition. In this talk, we will explore a basic Jungian approach to working with myths and fairy tales and how that can translate into writing. Whether the writer is working in prose, poetry, genre or dramatic writing, a psychological understanding and valuing of myth and fairy tale can add a level of depth and meaning to creative work for both the writer and the reader.

Joslyn Robinson grew up in Vermont and is the product of two classically trained musician parents. Her own “Hero’s Journey” in becoming a writer included many adventures, tests and trials. Under the genealogical influence of her maternal ancestry - which included tiger hunting missionaries in China - she attended the University of Vermont with studies in Anthropology. Having to support herself led her to on-the-job training as a chef. She married young, and had two children of whom she homeschooled. She became a decorated key wife in her (ex)husband’s infantry unit, learned, taught and performed American Tribal Style Bellydance, earned her Shodan - first degree black belt-, and finally returned to school in 2006 where she became a certified massage therapist. She also has extensive studies and practical experience as a Western herbalist.

Joslyn has been writing since 1992 and is a recent graduate of Goddard College where she earned her MFAW in Creative Writing. She also holds a BA in Writing and Transpersonal Studies from Burlington College. Her academic and creative studies include: transpersonal psychology with a concentration in myths and fairy tales, playwriting and short fiction.  Joslyn has a passion for good genre - literary and popular - from film to fiction. She uses her studies in transpersonal studies, myths and fairy tales as a basis for critiquing modern popular genre writing as well as in her own creative writing projects. She has had two articles published on the on-line writer collaborative literary magazine, The Artifice: each a genre study in fairy tales, myths, and Jungian psychology for the writer, and is working on her third.  She taught a graduate level workshop on myths and fairytales at Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont and a community playwriting course at Oldcastle Theatre Company in Bennington, Vermont.. Her current creative writing projects include a short story collection entitled, The Fishmonger’s Daughter and other Grim Tales, and a full-length play entitled Persephone in Peru. Joslyn writes under the name of RJ Wolfe.

Joslyn is a recent transplant from Vermont and now resides in Virginia with her boyfriend, and fellow Goddardian, Rob.

The social hour begins at 11:00 am followed by lunch at noon and the program begins about 1PM.

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 Advance reservations are required by Friday, May 15, 2015. 

 

Menu and Entree Options: Mathews Yacht Club

Entrée options are:

Choice of:

 

1. MYC Crab Cake Sandwich,

 

2. Pork tenderloin with apricot sauce, or

 

3. Vegetarian Quiche with Rosemary potatoes and fresh fruit.

 

Includes Carrot Cake, beverage, sides, tax and gratuity.

 

                          DRIVING DIRECTIONS

From Richmond or Williamsburg

I-64 East to Exit 220 (Route 33 East, West Point)

19 mi on Route 33 to Intersection Routes 33, 17, & 198

(7-11 on far left corner)

Cross 17...you are now on Route 198

4.4 miles on Route 198 to T-intersection.

Turn Left onto Route 198.

15 miles to Route 223 in Hudgins. (Just past Donk’s Theater, turn at 7-11 on corner)

Left on Route 223 approx ˝ mile to Crab Neck Road on right

Right on Crab Neck Road to Yacht Club Road (2nd road on right)

Right on Yacht Club Road to end, club on the right

From Norfolk and the Peninsula

I-64 West to first Ft Eustis Blvd exit (Yorktown)

Exit ramp to traffic light - turn left at light

Move immediately to the right to turn right on Ft Eustis Blvd

Ft Eustis Blvd to light at Rte 17

Left onto Rte 17. Continue North over Coleman Bridge

to Gloucester Court House turnoff (Business 17 - just past Wendy’s etc. on right.)

Bear right on Bus 17, go about 2 miles to traffic light at

Rtes 3 and 14.  Right at light onto Rte 14

to T-intersection at Rte 198

Left onto 198.

Rte 198 to Rte 223 at 7-11. Turn right toward Gwynn’s Island.

Go approx ˝ mile on 223 to Crab Neck Road on right

Right on Crab Neck Road to Yacht Club Road (2nd road on right)

Right on Yacht Club Road to end, club on the right

from fredericksburg via route 17

Route 17 to Saluda

Business-17 into Saluda becomes Route 33

Route 33 approximately 10 miles to Route 3

Right on Route 3 to T-intersection at Route 198

Left onto Route 198 to Route 223 (Just past Donk’s. Turn at 7-11 on corner)

Left on Route 223 approx ˝ mile to Crab Neck Road on right

Right on Crab Neck Road to Yacht Club Road (2nd road on right)

Right on Yacht Club Road to end, club on the right

 

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