Writing Personal Essay and Memoir as a Spiritual Practice
REV. CAMILLA SANDERSON & REV. CAROL LACHANCE
Come sit in circle and enjoy writing as a spiritual practice. Utilizing the spiritual concept from The Bhagavad Gita of observing your humanity from your divinity, and with reference to Vivian Gornick's The Situation and the Story, come practice witness consciousness as you excavate stories from the situation of your life. By utilizing the Principles of Holding a Circle (which will be shared in our first class), a safe space will be created for both peer and teacher feedback.
This class is for anyone interested in kick-starting their creative flow in writing as a spiritual practice
Prerequisite: A love of reading, writing, and learning.
Required Reading: A 7 page essay will be shared by email to be read before the first class. Photocopied sections of assorted texts will be shared in class.
Dates: September 5 to October 10, 2018
Number of Sessions: 6
Day/Time: Wednesdays, 6:00 to 8:00pm
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 a birth Doula. In 1991 she published The Way of the Mother (Element Books), a non-fiction account of mothering as a spiritual journey. Carol is a member of the Society of Childrens’ Book Writers and Illustrators. She participates 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.