Then and Now and Yet to Come

Writing as a Spiritual Practice

Thursdays, May 9 and 16, 6:30 to 8:30pm

What time is it in your life now? What season are you living through, and where might it be leading you? This two-part guided writing series invites you to engage both memory and imagination in reflecting on what is present in your life now. Prompted by stories, poetry, visual images and physical objects, and teachings from world religions, we will explore our lives, then and now and yet to come. No writing experience needed.

Session 1 - May 9: Remembering Then, Seeing Our Lives Now
Memories can be a blessing or sometimes a burden. How do we sort through what we remember and carry it forward in ways that support and nurture who we are now and who we long to become? What gifts in our memories lay waiting to be unwrapped?

Session 2 - May 16: Imagination as a Tool for Seeing What Is Already Here
Imagination is sometimes too quickly dismissed as “make believe.” Perhaps it is more fundamentally a creative way of seeing that opens us to possibilities already present here and now. How might our imaginations help us to perceive what already is, as well as what might be?


Presenter: Karen Hering is a consulting literary minister based at Unity Church – Unitarian and serving the larger community. Her ministry of story and words offers guided writing sessions, retreats and workshops that engage writing as a spiritual practice and a tool for social change. Her reflections have appeared in journals, anthologies and several Wisdom Ways catalogs; and her book Writing to Wake the Soul will be published in the fall of 2013. For information, visit www.unityunitarian.org/literary-ministry.html.

WHEN: Thursdays, May 9 and 16, 6:30-8:30pm

COST: $30.00 per session

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. Please plan to register at the event.