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September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury Presents: A Writer's Lunch at the Mechanics Institute Library - Why Novelist Might Need  a Press Pass
Apr
20
12:00 PM12:00

September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury Presents: A Writer's Lunch at the Mechanics Institute Library - Why Novelist Might Need a Press Pass

It is a curious phenomenon but often happens. You have an idea for a piece of fiction. Even if it is science fiction or fantasy, model after many cultures combined, real or imagined--you need the facts even to manipulate them. First sources are always a good reference. How do you get to first sources and what do you do with what you learn -- long before Chasing Mercury was finished I found myself  transferring all kinds of knowledge into the settings, place, time and characters. But what about your outlet besides the novel?

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September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury presents at 'Memento Mori' at Reimagine End of Life Week
Apr
17
7:30 PM19:30

September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury presents at 'Memento Mori' at Reimagine End of Life Week

April 17, 2018 (Tuesday) 7PM-10PM September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury presents at 'Memento Mori' at Reimagine End of Life Week. Swedish American Hall 

Dr. September Williams will explore themes in her romance-suspense-memoir novel Chasing Mercury which illuminate the concept that 'Grief is Cyclic'. 

 

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September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury at Mechanics Institute Library with the National Writers Union Present  A Writers Lunch with Holiday Book Ideas
Dec
15
12:00 PM12:00

September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury at Mechanics Institute Library with the National Writers Union Present A Writers Lunch with Holiday Book Ideas

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https://www.facebook.com/MILibrary/  and https://www.facebook.com/National-Writers-Union-Northern-California-Chapter-1157254427685640/

 

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Embracing Narrative in Bioethics: September Williams hosted by the AMA Journal of Ethics Twitter Chat 6/13/2017 #EthicsChat
Jun
13
12:00 PM12:00

Embracing Narrative in Bioethics: September Williams hosted by the AMA Journal of Ethics Twitter Chat 6/13/2017 #EthicsChat

Why do we tell stories and how do we use them in bioethics? Using environmental justice --Minamata Disease & Climate Change--to illustrate. Narrative and Bioethics Myth, Literature and Film JOIN US ON Twitter at #EthicsChat 6/13/2017  3PM (ET), 2PM(CT), 12 noon (PT). NB: Also be sure to follow AMA Journal of Ethics on twitter before joining. 

As a primer - have a look at http://www.bioethicsscreenreflections.com and http://www.septemberwilliams.com/what-is-bioethics/

Casuistry in its simplest form is using cases or narratives to argue points of conflict and promote their resolutions. Medicine and Law are both fields where cases are used to model approaches to ethical decisions in complicated situations.  Religious books, literature, drama and film can be used in Casuistry. Moral reasoning does not have to be facilitated only by narratives in a specific field.. And yes, Casuistry can be badly abused in science, medicine an morally. At its core, Casuistry requires solving a second unrelated case, using the logic of the original narrative. Closely related to Casuistry is Carl Jung's theory that there are archetypes to which the human psyche best responds. Author Christopher Booker, after 34 years analyzing literature, theorized that writers tell stories in one of 7 archetypical forms. Those forms, still follow the Aristotelian Plot Curve evolving response from the readers. These 7 plot forms are referred to as Universal Stories and their appeal reflect matters transcending race, culture, class or whatever man-made separations there are between people. 

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September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury, International Women's Day at  the Museum of the African Diaspora
Mar
8
12:30 AM00:30

September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury, International Women's Day at the Museum of the African Diaspora

  Three of the Women artists whose work are in the MoAD exquisite exhibit "WHERE IS HERE are in-panelled to  discuss the effects of their literature,  poetry, and visual art on translating  space in its multiple dimensions, linear, historical, geographical --  http://poetry.sfsu.edu/events/29040-navigating-space-women-through-poetry-literature-and-art-asya-abdrahman-faith-adiele 

September Williams and Asya Abdrahman, Noisebridge 2016, Photo by: Marc Romero

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