September 27, 2017
The Friends of the Library is proud to welcome NYPSI member and bestselling writer Arlene Heyman to discuss her recently published debut collection of stories, Scary Old Sex.
What does writing fiction have in common with analyzing patients? Arlene Heyman, who does both, says that "Truth-telling is an important aspect of writing fiction--the writer tells truths that others pretend don't exist. The psychoanalyst also tells the truth, but s/he must do it in less jolting ways, in ways that can be absorbed, that can be lived with, that might over time be transformative. Kafka said, 'A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us.' One tries not to use an axe on one's patients."
Arlene Heyman will speak about her two professions, she will read from Scary Old Sex, and she will take questions from the audience.
No CME/CE credits offered
New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
247 East 82nd Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
The Marianne & Nicholas Young Auditorium