October 7, 2010. Brigham City Library Thursday, 7 p.m.
Composing a Life by Mary Catherine Bateson.
Dr. Kathryn Mackay, Weber State University, will lead a discussion on “Composing a Life”, as part of the reading and discussion series, “Heart and Soul” It is time to explore the creative potential of interrupted and conflicted lives, where energies are not narrowly focused or permanently pointed toward a single ambition. Utilizing the theme of improvisation, Mary Catherine Bateson examines her own life and career, as well as those of five other women - an anthropologist and writer, a psychiatrist, an educator and president of Spelman College, an engineer and owner of her own company, and a dancer, artisan, and writer - and weaves them into a fat braid of lost, discarded, and reworked strands that continually emerges with a new shape and texture.