To commemorate Women’s History Month, we asked several of our women teachers who was the woman who most influenced them and what is the hope they hold for women of the future. We talked with Julia Cameron, bestselling author and world-renowned writing teacher.
NY Open Center: Who is a woman who has influenced you in a major way?
Julia Cameron: A woman who has influenced me in a major way is Julianna McCarthy, actress and poet.
NY Open Center: Can you tell us a little bit about this person’s work and what it means to you?
Julia Cameron: I have been friends with Julianna for forty years. She has acted in my plays, to my delight. At age seventy-five she decided to pursue a Masters degree in Poetry. The power of her example moved me.
NY Open Center: What is a piece of advice you would give, in retrospect, to your girl self?
Julia Cameron: I would urge the practice of Morning Pages.
NY Open Center: What is a hope that you hold for the women of the future?
Julia Cameron: I would urge them to boldly pursue their dreams.
Julia Cameron has been an active artist for over three decades. She is the author of more than thirty-five books, including such bestselling works on the creative process as The Artist’s Way, Walking in This World, and Finding Water. Also a novelist, playwright, songwriter and poet, she has multiple credits in theater, film, and television.
Upcoming Programs with Julia Cameron:
Wednesday, April 3 until, April 4
The Artist’s Way: A Two-Day Intensive with Julia Cameron
Saturday, June 29
The Right to Write