Meet the Author of "Dinner in the Garden" with Steven Luria Ablon, MD

Join Steven Ablon for a virtual reading and discussion of his latest collections of poems "Dinner in the Garden". Dan Jacobs, MD, will moderate the discussion. The audience will have a chance to ask questions. A limited stock of autographed books is on sale with the registration. To order a book, select the 2nd option from the drop-down menu and proceed to the secure payment and check-out. The book will be mailed to the specified shipping address (the price includes the shipping cost).

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Tuesday, October 6, 2020

7:30 - 9:00 pm Virtual Meet the Author - Poetry reading and discussion with Steven Luria Ablon, MD, in conversation with Dan Jacobs, MD, and the online audience.

Online registration is required for this program. All registrants will receive a Webinar Meeting Link.

About the Book
"Dinner in the Garden" is a new collection of Steven Ablon's poetry exploring how families and generations interact and evolve and bringing to play the deepest feelings. It is a most precious voyage.
"Steven Ablon's poetry is immediately accessible as it combines the language and multiple texts of the heart with his fine linguistic access to the mind. We meet all of the people he loves and learn how complex love is over the lifespan. A fine and heartwarming anthology." 
~ Jim Herzog, MD, a BPSI Training and Supervising Adult and Child Psychoanalyst
About the Author
Steven L. Ablon, MD, is a BPSI Training and Supervising Adult and Child Analyst and an Associate Clinical Professor of Harvard University Medical School at Massachusetts General Hospital and a Poet. He is a winner of an Academy of American Poets Prize and the author of five books of poems. Dr. Ablon's psychoanalytic writings include numerous articles on child analysis, dreams, technique, play, and children literature as well as two books, The Development and Sustenance of Self-Esteem in Childhood (1983) and Human Feelings: Explorations in Affect Development and Meaning (1993).
About the Moderator
Dan Jacobs, MD, is a BPSI Training and Supervising Analyst, Faculty, and Director of the Hanns Sachs Library and Archives. He is the author of The Distance from Home: A Novel (2019), Grete Bibring: A Culinary Biography (2015), Edward Bibring Photographs the Psychoanalysts of His Time (1932-1938) (2005), The Supervisory Encounter: A Guide for Teachers of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis (1995), several essays on the works of Tennessee Williams and numerous psychoanalytic articles and book reviews.
Book Sale
We have several copies of AUTOGRAPHED books on sale. You can pre-order a signed copy with your registration for $13 while the supply lasts:  Select "Register and Purchase a Signed Book" option from the drop-down menu. Pay online with any credit card and provide your shipping address. The book will be shipped to you before the event, shipping cost is included in the price.
You can also order a paperback copy or a Kindle e-version from Amazon.
This program is made possible by the generous support of BPSI Members and friends. Your gift to BPSI supports education in the fields of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy.  To make a gift, please visit,
The target audience for this program is the general public and mental health clinicians at all levels of training. 
Continuing Education 
Continuing education is not offered for this program.
Event Cancellation Policies & Procedures
Any program participant requesting their individual program registration be canceled, must submit their request in writing via email to Drew Brydon at For fee-based events, a request for cancellation (and refund using the original form of payment) must be received no later than 48 hours in advance of the event. Requests received later than 48 hours prior to the event will not be processed or accepted. All approved refunds are subject to a $10.00 administrative fee. If BPSI cancels an event, all registrants will receive a full refund of fees paid (no administration charge) no later than two business days following the scheduled date of the event, using the original form of payment.


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