Word for Word: Writing for Self Discovery & Spiritual Renewal  
Robin L. Zucker, facilitator


2012 Schedule currently in development.


"Don't be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth." ~ Rumi

The act of writing is a powerful tool for self-discovery, healing, and renewal. Writing can be a creative as well as a therapeutic journey; a method of marking our experiences in time, space, heart, soul, and mind.

In this six-week program (regular attendance assumed), or one-day retreat, we will explore our personal and spiritual odysseys with a series of short "free-write" exercises as well as longer assignments. We will prompt early memories; revisit joyful and sorrowful moments; rewrite endings, beginnings, and middles as a tool for healing; pen letters we meant to write but didn't; and observe the everyday sacred in our lives.

All of the writing in the first five meetings will be done during class time. We will reconvene after a two-week interval to share a longer assigned reflection. No previous writing experience is required or even expected. This class is NOT about being a "good" writer or about "how" to write. Nor is the program intended as group "therapy." Rather, it is designed as a communal vehicle for personal exploration and growth. All participants will be encouraged to "write for themselves" not for an audience; sharing will be always be optional.