Writing the Sacred Journey: An Online Introductory Workshop, September 8-25. I’m thrilled to offer this two-week online introduction to writing spiritual memoir! This course is years in the making. Join me for its inaugural run. Through Wisdom Ways Center for Spirituality.
Second Fridays, 1:30-3:30 p.m.: Writing the Sacred Journey: Monthly Sessions at Wisdom Ways Center for Spirituality
September 11, October 9, November 13, December 11.
Monthly drop-in sessions held over zoom focus on different aspects of writing spiritual memoir: themes that commonly arise, craft techniques, challenges and joys of the writing process, and practices for opening our work to the spirit’s movement. Sessions include writing exercises, examples from leading and emerging writers, lecture, and small group conversation.
September: Writing Our Way to Hope
October: Holy Play
November: Writing Trauma, with guest author Susan Power
December: Symbols & Metaphors
Writing as Contemplation: An evening zoom conversation
November 18, 7-8:30 p.m.
In the city fields
Strangers are like friends
Contemplation, as the Buddhist priest and poet Issa illustrates, is a field of intimacy, and writing is one entrance. Writers Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew and Kyoko Katayama will share observations about writing as a mindfulness practice and lead us in writing exercises that encourage deep listening, responsive creating, and open-hearted becoming.
Ongoing support for writing spiritual memoir
I post weekly spiritual memoir writing prompts on my Facebook page and website to get you going. I’ve also just started a Facebook group for spiritual memoir writers and readers where we’re sharing great titles, dimensions of our writing practice, struggles, celebrations… You’re most welcome to leap in.