The Author's Studio

The Edina Art Center Announces The Author's Studio Workshops

POSTPONED: Collapse: Dreaming Another World, by Medora Woods

10-11 a.m. Saturday, April 11

This event has been postponed due to coronavirus concerns. A new date has not been determined.Collapse: Dreaming Another World

A talk and Q&A with a Jungian psychoanalyst and author about her recently published book: Collapse: Dreaming Another World. As a psychoanalyst she understands events in the world as symbolic. Like many in Minneapolis, she experienced the collapse of I-35W Bridge over the Mississippi River in Minneapolis as both a personal trauma and a trauma for her community. Since then she has explored the symbolic message of that event for her community and the larger community of which we are all a part. Her published writings about the collapse have been incorporated into the book. 

Collapse: Dreaming Another World explores the possibility that we are at a critical moment when the structures of our shared world are collapsing. This collapse is the necessary condition for the emergence of a world in which care for all beings guides humanity into an unknown future, one which we all have the power to create.

Medora Woods is currently a retired Jungian psychoanalyst. She has also been a high school English teacher, a banker and a lawyer in private practice.

 Copies of her book will be available for purchase and signing.

Ruby & Roland, by Faith Sullivan

5-6 p.m. Thursday, May 21Ruby Roland by Faith Sullivan

Presentation will be held in conjunction with the gallery exhibition opening of "Looks Like Home to Me"

Free Event!

In a collaboration between the Edina Reads program and the Edina Art Center, Minnesota author Faith Sullivan will discuss the concept of home, the desire for home, and what these mean in our lives.  An accompanying exhibition in the Margaret Foss Gallery will present artists’ representations of this concept in a show titled "Looks like Home to Me", a portrait of neighborhoods and community. 

Copies of her book will be available for purchase and signing.

Our Gay History in 50 States, by Zaylore Stout

Our Gay History in Fifty States by Zaylore Stout10-11 a.m. Saturday, June 6

Free Event!

Celebrate Pride Month! Our Gay History in 50 States tells the story of queer American history, state by state. The stories that make up this book highlight struggles, successes and contributions of the LGBTQIA+ community, creating a history to be passed on to future generations.

Copies of his book will be available for purchase and signing.