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Hot Topics in Creative Nonfiction - Memoir and Psychotherapy: The Writing Cure and the Talking Cure

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In this free webinar, MFA director Leanna James Blackwell will interview Patricia Reis, psychotherapist and author of four books of nonfiction, including the 2016 memoir Motherlines: Love, Longing, and Liberation. Reis's books weave women's psychology, mythology, poetry and dreams into compelling narratives, and draw on her 30-year experience working with writers and artists in in a private therapy practice. Join us to learn about the connections between therapy and creative writing, and the ways in which telling stories helps us heal.

About Patricia Reis
Patricia Reis is a writer and author of the memoir Motherlines: Love, Longing, and Liberation; Women’s Voices (with Nancy Cater); The Dreaming Way; Daughters of Saturn; and Through the Goddess, and the creator/producer of the DVD, Arctic Refuge Sutra. She has a BA from the University of Wisconsin in English Literature, an MFA from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) in Sculpture. In 1986, she earned an MA from the Pacifica Graduate Institute in Depth Psychology and has a private psychotherapy practice. Patricia Reis has held positions as faculty, lecturer, and dissertation advisor and has mentored and facilitated many artists and writers in bringing their work to fruition. She appeared in the documentary film “Signs Out of Time” by Starhawk and Canadian film maker Donna Read.  She divides her time between Portland, Maine and Nova Scotia. For more information, please visit