Join Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew for a weekend introduction to the art and spiritual practice of writing memoir. What is memoir, and how is it different from autobiography? What makes memoir spiritual? How can the practice of writing memoir, either for an audience or for no audience, support spiritual growth? Using writing exercises and readings from master writers, we will get started with the basics. We will also discuss how to sustain spiritual memoir writing as an ongoing contemplative practice.
Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew is the author of the novel Hannah, Delivered, the spiritual memoir Swinging on the Garden Gate, a collection of personal essays, On the Threshold: Home, Hardwood, and Holiness, and two books on writing: Living Revision: A Writer’s Craft as Spiritual Practice, winner of the silver Nautilus Award, and Writing the Sacred Journey: The Art and Practice of Spiritual Memoir. She works independently as a developmental writing coach and teaches through Wisdom Ways Center for Spirituality. You can connect with Elizabeth at www.spiritualmemoir.com and www.elizabethjarrettandrew.com