Hearing Schreber’s Voices: A Celebration of Daniel Paul Schreber’s Memoirs of My Nervous Illness.
Call for Participants
What: Written in the late 1800s, Daniel Paul Schreber’s book Memoirs of My Nervous Illness is perhaps the most well-known first person account of what is commonly termed “madness.” We are currently in the process of developing an immersive, multi-media, 2-hour event inspired by the book. We are looking for people interested in reading sections of the book or performing poetry, dance, music, art, etc. inspired by the book. We would love people with lived experience, voice-hearers, clinicians, theorists, family-members, friends, poets, writers, arts, musicians, dancers, videographers, anyone inspired by the memoir to participate.
When: May 20th 2017, 6-8pm
Where: Jefferson Market Library
425 Ave of the Americas at 10th Street
New York City
We will be using all the rooms of this library/repurposed 1800s courthouse. As Schreber’s memoir was not only a memoir, but also a judicial document in support of his freedom from the asylum, we hope the environment will stimulate creative expression.
Contact: Evan Malater: emalater [at] gmail [dot] com
Marie Hansen: mariehansen188 [at] gmail [dot] com
This event is cosponsored by Das Unbehagen, the International Society for the Psychological & Social Approaches to Psychosis (ISPS-US), and Hearing Voices Network NYC.