As a writer, I invite the reader to explore with me the life of the Spirit—how we are each called into the fullness of our being; our responsibility to articulate personal truth and thus bring about justice and social change; and what it means to serve the source of love at the center of creation.
Witness, a literary journal that sees writers as witnesses of their times, will publish my essay, “Snapshots of a Decade,” in their 2013 print issue.
I’ve put together my thoughts on working with writers in spiritual direction in an article for Presence, the journal of Spiritual Directors International. “In Service of Stories” will be published in early 2014.
I invite you to participate in the Book Binders Salon–an opportunity to discuss how our private, creative work might more effectively bring about cultural change. I hope this monthly gathering can provide community and thoughtful conversation for committed writers engaged in longer projects.
Hooray for my Loft student, Rachael Hanel, on the publication of her memoir, We’ll Be The Last Ones To Let You Down: Memoir of a Gravedigger’s Daughter, by the University of Minnesota Press. Years of hard work have paid off! The book is funny, quirky, and deeply sad. I recommend it!
Last summer’s retreat exploring writing as a spiritual practice at the Madeline Island School of the Arts was tremendous! Great people, gorgeous setting, profound writing… Join me in 2013 for a week of Writing about Transformation / Transforming our Writing, July 29-August 2, 2013.
Writing is a chance to participate in creation.
We create by listening to our inner voice, in all its whimsy and profundity. We create by heeding the will of our stories, following their lead into sharper insight and then out into the world, where they spit and spark in others’ hearts. Just as we can cast words into the future and then reel ourselves forward into a new way of being, our creative work can bring wider, radical transformation to our communities and culture.