Ridge Writers look to subconscious ‘superhero’

Ridge Writers look to  subconscious ‘superhero’Ridge Writers will meet Thursday, July 9, at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room of Ridgecrest Presbyterian Church.

The room allows ample space for socially distant seating. Admission is free and open to the public. However, masks will be required.

Long-time favorite S. Kay Murphy will talk about “Using Your Subconscious to Become Your Superhero.” She will show that sometimes we persuade ourselves to hold back, to not submit work that deserves to find a home. But instead of discouraging ourselves, we should train that subconscious to urge us on. Exercises and prompts will add to the motivating presentation.

Murphy first visited Ridge Writers many years ago to discuss “Tainted Legacy,” her remarkable memoir that recounts the tale of searching for the truth about her great-grandmother, alleged murderer Bertha Gifford, possibly America’s first female serial killer (whom neighbors considered a selfless saint). Murphy has since returned for several very well-received events.

She will remain on hand for chatting and book signing after her program. Ridge Writers is the East Sierra Branch of the 111-year-old California Writers Club (calwriters.org) that traces its roots to Jack London and friends in the Bay Area.

Story First Published: 2020-06-26