Writing the Sacred Journey: Spiritual Memoir Incubator Writing Groups

Group 1 | Beginners: Mondays, March 7, 21 and April 4, 18, 2016, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Group 2 | Beginners: Tuesdays, February 9, 23, and March 8, 22, 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Group 3 | Practiced Writers: Thursdays, February 11, 25, and March 10, 24,  1:30 - 3:30 pm

*See below for information on post-incubator group spiritual memoir writing circle.

Writing, Richard Lischer says, is solitary work that should never be done alone.  In these facilitated writing groups, participants will write and share short spiritual memoirs with the purpose of deepening our connection to the Source, learning the literary craft, and building a writing community.  Rather than critiquing work, together we’ll “dream our stories onward” by mirroring back what we see, asking open-ended questions, and searching for each piece’s heartbeat.  Participants are expected to share their work with the group, print shared manuscripts, read and comment on others’ writing between meetings, and attend all four sessions.  Everyone will receive Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew’s written feedback on up to six pages.  Limited to 8-10 people each. 


Facilitator:
Writing instructor and spiritual director Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew is the author of the novel, Hannah, Delivered; Writing the Sacred Journey:  The Art and Practice of Spiritual Memoir; and many other books, essays, and short memoirs.  Her work most often explores intersections between spiritual growth and the creative process.  Learn more at www.elizabethjarrettandrew.com.


 Facilitators-in-training

Liz Olds was raised in Virginia and has traveled the country in a search for her right path both spiritual and physical. Now living in Minneapolis, she writes her way through joys and challenges, developing her relationship with God, friends, and two cats.

Elizabeth Fletcher holds an MFA in Writing from Hamline University and is working on a memoir that follows her search for a spiritual home by way of Guatemala. Her writing has appeared in The Literary BohemianSea Stories and Confrontation

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:

Group 1 | Beginners: Mondays, March 7, 21 and April 4, 18, 2016, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Participants should have a basic introduction to spiritual memoir.

Group 2 | Beginners: Tuesdays, February 9, 23 and March 8, 22, 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Participants should have a basic introduction to spiritual memoir.

Group 3 | Practiced Writers: Thursdays, February 11, 25, and March 10, 24, 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Participants should have an established writing practice and/or have taken two or more classes in craft.  

Cost: $75.00 per group.  Each group is limited to 8-10 particpants.  Cannot sign up for individual sessions within a group.

Registration for the Incubator Groups is now closed.


Are you interested in continuing in a Spiritual Memoir Writing Circle?

Writing, Richard Lischer says, is solitary work that should never be done alone.  In this facilitated writing group, participants will write and share short spiritual memoirs with the purpose of deepening our connection to the Source, learning the literary craft, and building a writing community.  Rather than critiquing work, together we’ll “dream our stories onward” by mirroring back what we see, asking open-ended questions, and searching for each piece’s heartbeat.  Participants are expected to share their work with the group, print shared manuscripts, read and comment on others’ writing between meetings, and attend all six sessions.  Everyone will receive the facilitator's written feedback on up to 12 pages.  Maximum of 8 people.  Elizabeth Fletcher will facilitate this writing circle.

WHEN: Thursdays, 5/5, 6/2, 7/7/, 8/4, 9/1, and 10/6, 1:30 - 3:30 pm

COST: $120.00; must attend all six sessions

*This writing circle is now full and is closed for registration.