Second Fridays, 1:30-3:30 p.m.: Wisdom Ways Spiritual Memoir drop-in sessions.
March 8: All My Relations
Our personal stories are intricately linked with the lives of our ancestors. Guest author Diane Wilson (bio below) will guide us to write the stories of those who have come before us, not as a simple family history but as a healing, sacred exploration of our own stories. She will also read excerpts from and discuss the writing of her memoir, Spirit Car: Journey to a Dakota Past, which traces her family’s ancestry over five generations.
April 12: Parts in the Whole: Form
Every bit of creation has an inherent, unique form—including our stories. We’ll experiment with structural possibilities for spiritual memoir, reflect on how form follows function in writing, and practice listening for emergent unity within the fragments of our memories.
May 10: Childhood, Revisited
Our spiritual journeys find their source and direction in our youngest years, when our first experiences indelibly marked us. How can we revisit early memories with compassion, curiosity, and humility?
June 14: Community and Revision
Stephen King says, “Write with the door closed, rewrite with the door open”—but we can open that door slowly and deliberately. To conclude our season of celebrating community, we’ll explore life-giving ways to welcome others’ eyes as a means for re-seeing our work. How can we preserve our sense of safety, freedom, and exploration in the writing process while also sharing our writing? Might our memoirs help us foster sacred connections to others?