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VIDEO: This class will take place via video-conferencing (Zoom).
NOTE from Mary: I’ve taught this course online before and been amazed at the level of participation and depth of communication from students… So please join us.
All Levels | You might describe your spiritual journey as the path of your seeking, or a map of your inner life. This class will examine memoirs written by people who have left, returned to, discovered or joined, and struggled within a tradition — Christian, Muslim, Jewish, mystics, Sufis, Buddhists, Native Americans, and secularists alike. Then, you’ll be guided through a process to find, deepen, and shape your story, including: reading, stillness, movement, drawing, writing, and instruction in literary techniques. By the end, students should have a draft of their spiritual memoir.
Mary Lane Potter is the author of A Woman of Salt: A Novel (2001 Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers selection) and Strangers and Sojourners: Stories from the Lowcountry. She was awarded a Washington State Arts Commission/Artist Trust Fellowship and MacDowell and Hedgebrook residencies.
Potter’s nonfiction has appeared in River Teeth, Witness, Tiferet, Spiritus, SUFI Journal, Leaping Clear, Feminist Studies in Religion, SIGNS, Women’s Studies Quarterly, Minerva Rising, Hevria, and others. She’s currently completing a book of essays on the body/spirit tangle.