Spiritual writing is “poetry or prose that deals with the bedrock of human existence–why we are here, where we are going, and how we can comport ourselves with dignity along the way.” Philip Zaleski, author and editor of The Best Spiritual Writing of 2013

A vacation adventure, a career change late in life, illness, a health journey, the birth of a child, the presence of unconditional love—these are just some of the experiences I have helped people write about over the years. Why do we want to share these kinds of stories? We do so because we care about one another, especially our families, and writing about these times helps us understand them even better.

To help those seeking a way to preserve these experiences, I am conducting a special Spiritual Memoir workshop. I chose the word spiritual because of its ambiguity. Spirituality is personal and defined by you.

Learn how to write about your spiritual experiences using concrete, specific language. Discover the power of writing the daily moments of wonder, the dramatic occurrences that forever change lives, and the deep, gradual beliefs formed over time. We’ll also do a bit of writing and look at a sampling of published spiritual memoirs as examples of the depth and breadth of the genre.

The more I speak to people, the more I realize the need for such a workshop. Unfortunately, not everyone I work with lives in Orlando. For this reason, I am offering not one—but two—workshop dates. Join me on either one of the dates listed below. You can also click on the links on the left-hand side of this newsletter to download the flyer for one or both dates:

Saturday, July 15th, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Panera Bread
2415 N. Orange Avenue, Orlando on the corner of Orange Avenue and Rollins Street
Lunch is included.
Register at: Spiritual Memoir Workshop

Friday, July 28th, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Unity Spiritual Center
509 CR 468, Fruitland Park, FL 34731
Email Diane at oldbooksaver@gmail.com or call 352-396-4069 for more info

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