Revision Revival: A Celebration of Transformation and Writing

Friday, November 17, 2017
7:00 - 8:30 pm

What’s the most dynamic, surprising, and spiritually expansive part of writing? Revision!  Come hear testimonials about this oft-maligned stage of writing and how deeply writers’ lives are changed by it.  We’ll gain insight into revision techniques and celebrate revision’s potential to open every writer’s heart, no matter the level of experience.

P.S. Duffy, Kyoko Katayama, Susan Power, and Vanessa Ramos will share stories and readings, and Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew will launch her new book Living Revision: A Writer’s Craft as Spiritual Practice.  Refreshments will be served.

Books will be available for purchase at this event.


Writing instructor and spiritual director Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew is the author of Writing the Sacred Journey: The Art and Practice of Spiritual Memoir; the forthcoming Living Revision: Opening the Writer’s Art; and many other books, essays, and short memoirs.  Her work most often explores intersections between spiritual growth and the creative process. 

P.S. Duffy lives in Rochester, Minnesota and is the author of several books, including The Cartographer of No Man’s Land, a Barnes & Noble Discover selection and a finalist for the international Dayton Literary Peace.


Kyoko Katayama's poems have appeared in Asian American Renaissance Journal and Intersecting Circles: The Voices of Hapa Women in Poetry and Prose, and an excerpt of her memoir-in-progress was published in Where the Tree Falls, the Forest Rises: Stories of Death and Renewal.  She is a psychotherapist in St. Paul and a senior member at Common Ground Meditation Center.

Susan Power is the author of The Grass Dancer (1995 PEN/Hemingway prize), Roofwalker (2002 Milkweed National Fiction Prize), and Sacred Wilderness.  Her short stories and essays have been widely published in journals, magazines and anthologies including The Best American Short Stories of 1993 and Granta.  An enrolled member of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, born and raised in Chicago, she is a graduate of Harvard Law School and the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop who makes her home in St. Paul.

Born in Texas and raised in Minnesota, Vanessa Ramos is an artist dedicated to inspiring and empowering others to explore, create, and share their stories.

WHEN: Friday, November 17, 7:00 - 8:30 pm

COST: Free; please RSVP