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Unblock Your Writing or Art: Using Tarot and Neuroscience to Deepen the Creative Process

Join Meg Hayertz (author of Tarot for Beginners) and cognitive scientist/poet/playwright Pireeni Sundaralingam for an evening of creative prompts, poetry, and tips for turning blocks into momentum!

6:00-7:00 Refreshments and Mini Tarot Readings by Meg Hayertz for Unlocking Creative Blocks

7:00 - 8:00 Book Talk, Poetry Reading and Creative Exercises

8:00-8:30 Optional sharing and feedback


Meg Hayertz, author of Tarot for Beginners (Althea Press), believes creating is an act of listening. As the founder of Creative Momentum, she helps writers, artists, performers and academics unlock creative blocks, deepen their inspiration and finish their project. She holds an MFA in Writing and Consciousness from California Institute of Integral Studies. Her fiction has appeared in The Louisville ReviewVoiceCatcher, and Door Is a Jar Magazine Blog. She was a finalist in the 2013 James Jones First Novel Fellowship Contest.

Pireeni Sundaralingam is a poet, playwright, and cognitive scientist. She is an Associate Professor in the Interdisciplinary Arts MFA program at CIIS, and a Fellow at the Exploratorium. Her poems have appeared in journals such as American Poetry Review and Ploughshares, and been translated into five languages, and she has held national fellowships in both poetry, and cognitive science, including a fellowship in “Creativity & Neuroscience” as Salzburg Global Fellow. She is currently Principal Advisor on Human Potential for UNLive: the Museum of the United Nations.