Marty was born in Wyoming to a conservative Christian household in a virulently Christian community. When he came out gay, his pastor tried to straighten him out with intensive reprogramming. Because Marty was a lawyer and voracious reader, this involved years of in-depth theological study and long, difficult conversations.
Marty was also a raging alcoholic, and one day after coming out of a bar in Atlantic City he was gay-bashed almost to death. I met Marty years later, after he’d sobered up, left his law practice, recovered his faith, and begun a memoir. Being bludgeoned in the head with concrete, he’d realized, was a cakewalk compared with the theological abuse he’d suffered from this pastor and community. He wanted to write the story. read more…
November 20 & December 18
Writing the Sacred Journey:
The Art & Practice of Spiritual Memoir
Drop in classes
Wisdom Ways Center for Spirituality.
February 13, 2016
The Reflective Voice in Creative Nonfiction
The Loft Literary Center
SAVE THE DATE
June 19-23, 2016
The Inner Life of Stories:
Writing as Deep Listening retreat
The Christine Center