Writing for Revelation

April 17, 2012 - April 19, 2012

Personal Growth and Healing

Writing for Revelation


April 17-19, 2012

Tues 6:30 dinner thru Thurs lunch

Cost $365

“There is something deep within us, in everybody,
that gets buried and distorted and confused
and corrupted by what happens to us. But it
is there as a source of insight and healing and
strength. I think it’s where art comes from,”
wrote Frederick Buechner, in Of Fiction and Faith.

Through the art of writing, we can unveil the
truth that is within us and in the world. By writing
what is true, we submit to a divine process
that is beyond us, and we can begin to discover
what is written on our bones. When we discover
what is written on our bones, we can hear God’s
still small voice in us and pay attention to where
God is calling us. Writing, like all creativity, is
spirituality in motion. It awakens us, opens us
wide, sharpens our senses, teaches us to pay
attention, and to remember who we are. Writing
stirs what is deep within, offers us the ability to
name what may have gone unnamed in our lives,
and to transform our narrative into a story of
healing, forgiveness, and wholeness.

The purpose of this workshop is to make visible
the invisible hand of God in our lives. Through
writing together, as an intimate community, we
will witness the presence of God’s working in
each other’s life and in the world. Bring your
favorite writing utensil and a journal.

Writing for Revelation Workshops are designed
for writers and non-writers alike. The workshops
challenge participants to find their own voice, to
unveil the holy passions that have been written
on their bones, and to be intentional about living
a deeply profound and creative life. Writing is
one of the most powerful tools any of us have to
understand ourselves, to become “wounded healers,”
and to attend to God’s call upon our lives.

Rev. Sherry Karasik is the pastor of Delaware
Presbyterian Church and the First Oxford Presbyterian
Church, in New Jersey. She also serves
as a truck stop chaplain at the Travel Center of
America in Columbia, NJ. Karasik is an internationally
published writer, award-winning poet,
and journalist whose work has appeared in
dozens of international, national and regional
publications. Her assignments have taken her
from Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Storm
to 29 other countries. Between 2006 and 2009,
Karasik wrote a column called Faith Matters,
for The New Jersey Herald, a column about the
ways lives were being transformed by acts of
faith and ministry. A keynote speaker and leader,
she has also lead spiritual retreats in New Jersey
and Pennsylvania. She graduated Summa Cum
Laude with her Masters of Divinity degree from
Drew Theological Seminary in 2006, where she
received the American Bible Society Award for
“Outstanding Achievement in Biblical Studies.”
She is the founder of “Writing for Revelation”
workshops, and has led other writing workshops
in Manhattan, NJ, Pennsylvania and at Skidmore
College, her alma mater. She is also an adjunct
professor of Comparative Religions at Sussex
County Community College. Married and a mother
of three, she lives in Delaware, New Jersey.

For more information please visit the website.

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