Discovering and Writing the Spiritual Memoir

date Monday, 15 September 2014 time 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

👤 Becky Zartman 🏢 St. Thomas' Episcopal Church


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From Augustine’s “Confessions” to Barbara Brown Taylor’s “An Altar in the World,” the spiritual autobiography is a literary genre that has shaped the interior and exterior worlds of millions of people.

We’ll start with a brief overview of the genre, then turn our focus to practical writing exercises that will sharpen your acumen for finding and communicating the holy (however defined) in day-to-day experiences. You’ll be invited to take a step back, reflect on your life, and observe how writing a spiritual autobiography can bring personal growth and clarity.

Note: This class will not in any way assume or promote a particular creed or faith. All are welcome.

Please bring your laptop, journal, or other preferred writing medium.


St. Thomas' Episcopal Church
1772 Church St. NW
Washington, DC
Neighborhood: Dupont Circle

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