Waterstones: In Time Which Made a Monkey of Us All with Elizabeth Urban

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Date(s) - 17/02/2016
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Waterstones: In Time Which Made a Monkey of Us All by Grace Payley

Presented by Elizabeth Urban

07:30pm to 09:00pm

Grace Payley

Grace Payley was born to Ukranian immigrant parents in New York City in 1992. In the early 1940s, Paley studied with W.H. Auden at the New School for Social Research, after which she taught creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College for two decades from the late ’60s. Her first collection of short stories was published in 1959, and one of the stories, ‘Goodbye and Good Luck’ was adapted as a musical in 1989.

On the subject of writing, Paley had this to say to the Paris Review: ‘The best training is to read and write, no matter what. Don’t live with a lover or roommate who doesn’t respect your work. Don’t lie, buy time, borrow to buy time. Write what will stop your breath if you don’t write.’

Elizabeth Urban is a training analyst with the SAP and a member of the Association of Child Psychotherapists. Her clinical experience has included all age groups, although over time she has specialised in parent-infant research, and has worked in the community with parents and their babies and an in-patient perinatal mental health unit. Currently she is in private practice with adults and supervises trainees.

All stories in this series can be found in The Granta Book of the American Short Story (vol. 1) edited by Richard Ford; available for purchase at Waterstones.

This session will be chaired and supported by Basil Lawrence

SAP Public Programme Jung & Literature Series Convenor: Louise Dymoke

External Co-Convenor: Basil Lawrence

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