The Genius of Language: A Conference Devoted to Poetic Language & Literary Imagination

Sep 07, 2024—Sep 15, 2024


San Francisco, CA, and Toronto, Canada

Cost $55 & $175

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The Section for the Literary Arts and Humanities will host a North American Conference in two locations, San Francisco and Toronto, for friends and members of the Section in 2024. Christiane Haid, who is the Goetheanum leader of the Literary Arts & Humanities Section (Beautiful Sciences) and the Visual Arts Section of the School for Spiritual Science, will attend and present at both locations.

Information on the conference details, including presenters, location, meals, lodging, and the conference program (lectures, events, performances) may be reviewed on the Section website by clicking here. Should you have further questions, please feel free to email us at

San Francisco: September 7 – 8, 2024
Saturday, September 7 / Swedenborgian Church (2107 Lyon Street)
Sunday, September 8 / San Francisco Waldorf High School (490 West Portal Avenue)

Toronto: September 13 – 15, 2024
Rudolf Steiner College Canada / Toronto Waldorf School
9100 Bathurst Street, Thornhill, Ontario

Cost for Registration
San Francisco: $55 US
Toronto: $175 US

We look forward to seeing you at one or both of the 2024 conference locations!

ORGANIZERS: Bruce Donehower (Section Representative to the Goetheanum) on behalf of the North American Section Leadership Group: Fred Dennehy (USA), Gayle Davis (USA), Arie van Ameringen (Canada), Robert McKay (Canada), Herbert Hagens (USA), Susan Koppersmith (Canada), Clifford Venho (USA), Robert McDermott (USA), Philip Thatcher (Canada)