Author Nicole Chilton ~ Book Release Celebration, HOW DREAMS SPEAK

Join us Tuesday, July 20th, from 5-7 PM as we celebrate local author Nicole Chilton's book release of HOW DREAMS SPEAK {Workman Books}! This event will be held in our backyard and will include a book signing and Q&A session with the author! We will talk about graphic narrative, dream journaling, and the publication process. All are welcome! Dream Kits ~ which include crystal sets with dream-enhancing stones, tea, and a handmade journal by the author ~ will be for sale as well! Don't miss this fantastic event.


Nicole Chilton is an artist and writer living in Springfield, Missouri. She works quickly and intuitively, capturing emotion rather than reality, and uses dreams as a source of inspiration.


We've all woken up with a start and thought, "What was that? What's the deal with that rooster? And why do I feel like I've seen this all before?" We find dreams (at least our own ) endlessly interesting, but what are they actually saying about us? How Dreams Speak is a book to help untangle it all. Based on the belief that dreams are metaphorical messages from our unconscious minds, speaking to us to help unlock mysteries within, How Dreams Speak is an illustrated guide to our inner selves through the vehicle of our nightly adventures. At the book's heart are more than 150 dream symbols and themes richly illustrated in watercolor and fully explained to help readers interpret their dreams. A dream symbol can be an object--a doll, for example, which might mean your inner child needs to come out and play. An animal, like a giraffe--Freud thought they were phallic, but a more likely meaning is that the dreamer needs to reach up to gain a new perspective. An event, like the classic flying--it's time to concentrate on achieving your waking dreams, or goals. Or a color, a feeling (running late), a concept (invisibility). Multiple prompts accompanying each symbol help the reader explore what their unconscious is trying to say--what a symbol truly means depends on both the dream and the dreamer.

Event date: 
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
1150 E. Walnut Street
Springfield, MO 65806
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How Dreams Speak: An Interactive Journey Into Your Subconscious (150+ Symbols, Illustrated and Fully Explained) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781523511440
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Published: Workman Publishing - August 3rd, 2021