Lectures & Learning

"Touched with Fire: Mood Disorders, the Arts, and Creativity"

When: Wed., March 30, 7 p.m. 2016

The concept of the tortured artist is a constant in the arts. From writers such as Edgar Allan Poe to musicians like Kurt Cobain, there exists in the world of creativity a pervasive pattern of mental illness and personal pain that destroys the artist even as it enhances his work. Tonight brings a CC Sabine Distinguished Lecture in Psychology, "Touched with Fire: Mood Disorders, The Arts, and Creativity," from renowned author and TIME's "Hero of Medicine" Kay Redfield Jamison. She specializes in bipolar disorder, an illness for which she has unique and personal insight. Jamison is the author of multiple books on mental illness, including Touched with Fire, An Unquiet Mind, and Nothing Was the Same, and she will be available for a book-signing after the presentation. 7 p.m., Kathryn Mohrman Theatre in CC's Armstrong Hall, 14 E. Cache la Poudre St., free, coloradocollege.edu — Bridgett Harris

Price: Free

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