Writing with Spirit: Meditation & Creative Writing
For any level of writer, this class is about opening to a deeper creativity through combining meditation and writing. Keats talked about learning to be open to “uncertainties, mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact and reason.” Meditation helps us to get in touch with the parts of ourselves that we normally avoid, the painful as well as the joyful. To let go of what we think we ought to write and be free to play and create from our most authentic self. Draw on inspiration from visionaries and writers like Rumi, Hildegard of Bingen and Flannery O’Conner. We’ll use practices from contemplative traditions and mindfulness-based therapy as well as a variety of writing prompts to delve deeper into our own spirit, and lead us into writing our stories, memoirs, novels-in-progress, poems, sermons or creative nonfiction.
Please note that our workshop price structure packages your tuition, course materials, lodging and meals together in a single rate. Prices are presented for each of the types of lodging available for the workshop you select. All rates are Per Person, Double Occupancy unless otherwise specified.
Single Occupancy: Single occupancy rooms may be reserved for an additional $50 per night when space is available. The fee will be charged when space is confirmed. Single occupancy lodging is generally not available during June and July. If you are a single person and do not specify a roommate, a roommate of the same gender will be assigned to share your lodging space or you can request the single occupancy and be charged the supplement of an additional $50 per night (based on availability).
For more information or if you would like to attend this workshop, but do not need lodging, please call the Registrar’s Office at either 505.685.1001 or 505.685.1017 Monday-Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p. m. (MST).
Three ways to register:
- Download printable registration form and mail to: Ghost Ranch Registrar, HC77 Box 11, Abiquiu, NM 87510. OR scan and email your completed form to: [email protected]
- Register by telephone at 505.685.1001 or 505.685.1017 or toll-free at 877.804.4678, ext. 4155 or ext. 4121 — available Monday-Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. MST.