|November 6, 2012|
|6:00 PM||to||7:30 PM|
This six-week writing intensive is designed to introduce students of all levels—from non-writers to professional wordsmiths – to the art of spiritual memoir. When we learn to tell the whole truth about experience, to discern our own soul’s odyssey, we come to understand the mythic dimension of our personal struggles, triumphs, confusions, longings, digressions, and so-called mistakes.
Through writing exercises, story telling, and group interaction, we investigate the mysterious connection between the person we believe ourselves to be and the internal witness who sees beyond the conscious mind into the secrets of our hearts. By putting our feelings down on paper, and learning to shape life’s raw materials into art, we discover that our challenges are also our greatest sources of wisdom, and that even our darkest (or most unexpected) interludes carry within them the seeds of redemption.
Note to Former Students: This new version of Spiritual Memoir incorporates principles from the original course but is a new curriculum.
A WEEKLY COURSE
(6 sessions) Tuesdays
November 6–December 11, 6–7:30pm
Members: $185 / Nonmembers: $200
Mark Matousek is the author of two acclaimed memoirs, Sex Death Enlightenment: A True Story and The Boy He Left Behind: A Man’s Search for His Lost Father, as well as When You’re Falling, Dive: Lessons in the Art of Living. A 20-year student of Buddhism, he teaches memoir-writing workshops around the country.