Upcoming lecture, “Finding Ernest Hemingway in Wyoming’s and Psyche’s Wilderness”


Please note our location and our format:

Park Hill United Church of Christ,   2600 Leyden Street, Denver, CO 80207  
The social and refreshment time is at 6:30-7:15p.m.,   followed  by lecture and discussion.
Cost: free to members,  $15 at the door,
$10 students and seniors

Finding Ernest Hemingway in Wyoming’s and
Psyche’s Wilderness
a lectureby Jamie Egolf and Chavawn Kelley

October 5th, 2018 at 7:15 p.m.

Drawing on backgrounds in Analytic Psychology and Literature, Egolf and Kelley explore Psyche’s (sometimes extreme) inner landscape in Ernest Hemingway and how war trauma, PTSD, and constant suicidal thoughts manifested in the wilderness of Wyoming, where hunting, fishing, a wedding, injuries, hospitalization, and a suicide attempt occurred. Archetypes of bear and mother that led to gender confusion, impotence, and failed romance are illustrated in his life and writing. Finally, Hemingway’s role as a Soviet spy is revealed, and his suicide is explored.

Jamie Egolf, M.S.W.Jamie’s publications include topics such as comic superheroes, tapestry art, war heroes, and her presentations have occurred nationally and internationally in Santa Fe, Melbourne, and the US Air Force Academy–most recently on how Trickster transformed female oppression at the  Seeing Red Conference in Connecticut.

Chavawn Kelley, M.A.,a  Wyoming Humanities Council scholar, has been awarded fellowships nationally and internationally.  Her poems, essays and short stories have appeared in Quarterly West, High Desert Journal, Creative Nonfiction, Iowa Review, and other publications.


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