Wednesdays, April 21, May 19, June 16, July 21, September 15, October 20, November 17, and December 15, 2021
The most significant creation born of writing is the person the writer becomes for having written. With intention, a community can tend both the literary creation and what’s coming alive inside the creators. In this facilitated small group modeled after spiritual direction groups and Quaker clearness committees, the circle will magnify our listening and hold us accountable to the creative source. Unlike traditional writing groups which focus exclusively on the text, we will attend the aliveness moving within both writer and text. We create our best work when our inner transformation receives the support of others.
Limited to 8 participants, the Writer’s Circle is for those who write regularly, are committed to their projects, and are ready to share their work with others. Facilitator Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew will select participants based on individual readiness and the overall make-up of the group.
Please submit a letter of application describing your writing experience, your current project, any experience you’ve had giving and receiving feedback on creative work and/or participating in group contemplative discernment, and why you’re interested in this group to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 1. Include a one-page sample of your writing.
Sessions will start in person at the Carondelet Center either outside or socially distanced inside. The group will assess ongoing meeting locations month-to-month.
Writing instructor and spiritual director Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew is the author of Writing the Sacred Journey: The Art and Practice of Spiritual Memoir; Living Revision: A Writer’s Craft as Spiritual Practice; and many other books, essays, and short memoirs. Her work explores intersections between spiritual growth and the creative process.
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