The Depot Bookstore & Cafe continues its quest to use its space as a platform to highlight local writers, inviting Marin author Mary Reynolds Thompson to discuss her 2014 book, Reclaiming The Wild Soul.

At the event, set for Thursday, Sept. 20 at 7pm, Reynoplds Thompson will discuss how darkness is a significant aspect of the forest landscape she writes about in Reclaiming the Wild Soul, as well as about how darkness influences the creative process. 

Event organizers says the event will be “an experiential evening filled with poetry and opportunities for the daring to write.”

Since I tried to escape my crib at age two, and got my head stuck between the bars, I’ve longed to feel a part of the vast and stirring world about me, Reynolds Thompson says. “It took me many years, but finally, I found my own wild path to living. In 1983, at 27, I stood above the Pacific Ocean on a stormy day, terrified. I’d just given up drinking, and didn’t know how I would live. I tasted salt, and didn’t know if it was mine or the ocean’s. I felt completely at one with that great body of water. In that moment, I sensed the ocean’s strength in me; I knew I would be all right.”

In the years that have followed, the natural world and the poetry of the Earth have granted her a sense of rightness she’d never experienced before, says Reynolds Thompson, a pioneer in the emerging field of spiritual ecology who has developed an archetypal model of transformation based on five Earth landscapes.

The 411: The Depot Bookstore & Cafe hosts Marin author Mary Reynolds Thompson to discuss her book, Reclaiming The Wild Soul. The event is set for Thursday, Sept. 20 at 7pm. MORE INFO.

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