|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."
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.