Psychoanalytic Reading Group 14th June

Annie Pesskin describes How it Works:

I invite the author to attend our Reading Group and you put the date in your diary. They send me a chapter of their new book or a relevant paper which you read in advance so that you can come to the evening with some knowledge of the author’s take on the world.  

Then, over a glass of your chosen tipple, for an hour and a half, you enjoy and contribute to our discussion of their book and hear something of their journey to their current situation. The idea is that this is not a lecture from the practitioner per se, but instead a lively and informed conversation between them, you and me.


Authored on :
04/05/2023by :
Jenny Sprince

Containing Groups

Wednesday 14 June, 7.30pm

Our guest on the 14th is Kathleen Kelly-Lainé, a French Hungarian psychoanalyst whose wonderful book Peter Pan: the Lost Child interweaves her exile from Hungary with the story of Peter Pan’s psychic predicaments.  Newly published in English by Phoenix Books (which you may not have heard has just taken over Karnac Books which had gone bust…) it is a sensitive and original work. She would like us to read Chapter 3 which I am sending to group members as a word doc. 

To buy the whole book, go to and do a search for her name or ‘Peter Pan’. 

To attend a Reading Group please email me at so I can email you the chapter to read in advance as well as the relevant zoom link for the Reading Group. Do email me if you'd like to join our group, and I'll send you a copy.  

I will hopefully prove a genial host and I hope the evening will leave you feeling inspired and nourished.  In gratitude you can make a donation to APPCIOS in the top right-hand corner of this webpage (£10 would be great, but of course that’s up to you).

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