Join us for a thought-provoking lecture by Brian Volck: The world is real, not something we create in a disembodied mind. Yet everything we know, understand, or wonder about is perceived with the help of the imagination. Every true breakthrough, whether artistic, scientific, moral, or spiritual—no matter how small—is an imaginative triumph. Cultivating the imagination, then, is no idle task, but a necessary habit of being fully human. How do we learn to imagine more fully, more responsibly, more lovingly?
BRIAN VOLCK is a pediatrician who received an undergraduate degree in English Literature and an MD from Washington University in St. Louis and his MFA in creative writing from Seattle Pacific University. He is the author of a poetry collection, FLESH BECOMES WORD, and a memoir, ATTENDING OTHERS, and co-author of RECLAIMING THE BODY. His writing has appeared in The Journal of Moral Theology, Christian Century, DoubleTake, Health Affairs, and Image. He does his clinical work in Maryland and on the Navajo Nation, teaches theology and medicine at St. Mary’s Seminary and University of Baltimore. He is a Benedictine oblate at the Monastery of Christ in the Desert near Abiquiu, New Mexico.
+ Learn more about Brian’s seminar on science, poetry, and the imagination at the 2020 Glen Workshop Online: https://imagejournal.org/glenworkshop-2020/brian-volck
+ Buy Brian’s books and support both Image and indie bookstores: https://bookshop.org/shop/Image
The Image Summer Stage is a dynamic series of free online events featuring our editors and contributors from all over the world. Every Tuesday (at 3pm Eastern) and Friday (at 8pm Eastern) from Memorial Day to Labor Day, you’ll hear from artists, writers, filmmakers, visual artists, musicians, and more. See the whole lineup here:
Support the work of Image and become a Summer Stage season pass holder here: https://imagejournal.org/summerstage2020-donate