Wednesdays, November 2 and 16, 2016, from 6:30 to 9:00 pm, November 9 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm
How do we as human beings cherish, and at the same time let go, when life-changing events turn us in new directions? Whether it’s a change in home, work or relationship; the arrival or loss of a loved one; the onset of an illness; or the beginning of a new vocation, we often honor the turning points in our lives by marking the days when they occurred and remembering their anniversaries as we move on.
Come reflect on a major change in your life in a three-part series using guided writing, guided calendar making, and guided book making. No experience necessary. Supplies and tools provided. Bring a chosen life event, a list of related dates and a willingness to let your own creativity lead you in cherishing, remembering and letting go. You’ll reflect in your own words on your turning point, create a prim stav (a centuries-old calendar system for marking significant days), and make a small hand-sized book to hold both the calendar and your event-inspired writing. The class can be used to reflect on life changes we have chosen as well as those that come to us unbidden.
Books created by our Fall 2016 class.
Karen Hering Author of Writing to Wake the Soul: Opening the Sacred Conversation Within, and consulting literary minister at Unity Church-Unitarian in St. Paul, she engages writing as a spiritual practice and a tool for healing and social action, offering retreats and workshops near and far in congregations, retreat centers, and conferences. More at www.karenhering.com
Artist and writer Georgia A. Greeley has been creating handmade books for over 25 years. Her last limited-edition fine press book, Echoes, included a Norwegian Prim Stav as the cover image. She teaches at Minnesota Center for Book Arts, The Loft Literary Center, and is an Adjunct Instructor at Hamline University. Georgia was awarded a Jerome Book Arts Fellowship in 2014. She believes that combining writing and art in creative ways exponentially increases the depth of insight, intensity of learning, and possibility of joy in one’s life. More at www.georgiaagreeley-artichokepress.com