Writing Personal Essay and 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 over Zoom, you will learn how to give supportive, encouraging, and rigorous feedback, which you will also receive from your peers and guides. We will explore writing as a spiritual practice in addition to discussing various aspects of the craft of writing memoir.
Required Reading: 5-page essay: The Spiritual Aspect of Writing Memoir: How We Find Stories in Our Quest to Find Meaning, which may be found on page 8 of this excerpt: https://media.clippings.me/cuttingpdfs/959122/aaeb17f615a52cd229ce7a2271eca941.pdf?&_ga=2.198402988.268709723.1595803101-655872505.1588779339
Required Writing: After our first class where Feedback Guidelines will be shared, each Monday before Wednesday’s class, each participant will email their writing to the group – approximately 500 words (2 pages of double spaced, Times New Roman 12 point) to the class so everyone can read everyone else’s writing and offer feedback in class.
Prerequisites: Please bring your curiosity and creativity. An awareness of ego is also invaluable.
Start Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Number of Classes: 6
Number of Participants: Min 6/Max 8
Day/Time: Wednesdays, 6-8 pm, every other week
Tuition: $225 (early-bird registration before 9/1 is $200)
Program Objectives and Outcomes: To learn and practice creative writing craft elements, to utilize in writing Personal Essays and Memoir
Who will this program benefit?: Anyone interested in writing memoir or personal essay
About Rev. Carol LaChance and Rev. Camilla Sanderson:
Rev. Carol LaChance, M.Ed. is the author of The Way of the Mother and writes for young adults. She has 20+ years’ experience teaching gifted and talented students and is presently writing a memoir.
Rev. Camilla Sanderson, MFA, is the author of, The Mini Book of Mindfulness, published by Running Press/Hachette 2016, and is in the process of manifesting a literary agent for her memoir, Treetops and the Buddhist Monks Across the Road. Both Carol and Camilla love to share their passion for writing and spirituality with others.