Writing Memoir As A Spiritual Practice
REV. CAMILLA SANDERSON & REV. CAROL LACHANCE
Are you ready to write your story? Come join our writer’s workshop! While sitting in sacred circle, you will learn how to give supportive, encouraging, and rigorous feedback, which you will also receive from your peers and teachers. We will explore writing as a spiritual practice in addition to discussing various aspects of the craft of writing memoir.
This class is for anyone interested in learning and practicing the craft of writing memoir. Suitable for any level of experience.
Prerequisite: Your creativity and courage.
Required Reading: One memoir per month; each participant will choose one memoir for the group to read and discuss.
Dates: 1/26, 2/23, 3/23. 4/27, 5/25
Number of Sessions: 5
Number of Participants: Min 6/Max 8
Day/Time: Saturdays, 9:00am to 12:30pm
Carol and Camilla are an awesome duo. Both amazing writers, they are able to share what has made them successful in an easy, safe, and loving way. I took this class, not because I wanted to write a book, but because I wanted the spiritual practice of writing memoir and oh my goodness. Through Carol and Camilla's thoughtful and balanced insights, I was able to challenge myself to penetrate areas that had been left abandoned only to find these areas held a richness that literally awakened me to a love for self that I had not known. Being in a small group was wonderful - it provided a cheering section that encouraged me to dig deep and at the same time Carol and Camilla ensured that our circle of writers felt safe at all times. To say I highly recommend this class is an understatement. Deborah Cort
About Rev. Carol LaChance
Rev. Carol LaChance, M.Ed, taught gifted and talented students for twenty years. She is a certified Spiritual Mentor who has led retreats on mysticism, taught writers’ workshops for adults, and presently works as Director of the Seminary Program at Tree of Life Interfaith Temple. She is the author of The Way of the Mother (Element Books, 1991), a non-fiction account of mothering as a spiritual journey. She is a member of the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and a participant in a monthly writers’ group where she focuses on novels for young adults.
About Rev. Camilla Sanderson
Rev. Camilla Sanderson, MFA, is a spiritual enthusiast who loves to share her passion for spirituality combined with her passion for writing. Her writing has been published in the online elephantjournal.com and goodmenproject.com; she wrote a monthly Interfaith Soul Food column for the Monadnock Ledger Transcript; and she is the author of The Mini Book of Mindfulness published in 2016 by Running Press/Hachette. She’s presently re-writing and re-visioning: Treetops and the Buddhist Monks Across the Road: An Interfaith Memoir. She is also a certified Spiritual Mentor.