with Karen Hering
The craft of writing, at its best, always invites the writer to step into the unknown and participate in creatively shaping a story that unfolds as we write, one page at a time. In our current pandemic time of so many unknowns, this writing retreat invites you to engage your own writing as a way-finding practice – a steadying activity for finding meaning and direction in the midst of change and chaos. Whether you’re embarking on a new project or continuing to work on a writing piece started long before “COVID-19” entered our vocabulary, this retreat will provide encouragement, centering, and creative practices for keeping your heart open and your Muse alive and well as you put pen to page or fingers to keyboard.
The retreat is for experienced and emerging writers alike. Designed for writers of fiction, memoir, poetry and other forms, it includes personal time for your own writing projects; optional daily guided writing sessions to spur your muse; gentle qigong and tai ji to listen to your body; and daily circles for abundant conversation, insight and laughter in creative exchanges with writing friends, new and old.
Together, we’ll share the gifts and challenges of the writing life.
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Retreat Facilitator: Karen Hering is author of Writing to Wake the Soul: Opening the Sacred Conversation Within, winner of a Silver Nautilus award recognizing “literary contributions to spiritual growth, conscious living, … responsible leadership and positive social change.” She leads retreats and guided writing sessions that invite writers and nonwriters alike to explore the meaning unfolding in their lives, their work and their world. An ordained Unitarian Universalist minister, she leads a literary ministry that engages writing as a spiritual practice and a tool for healing and social action. Her new book, Living in the Between: a thresholder’s guide to personal and global change, will be available in late 2020.. For more information: www.karenhering.com.