Writing Faith (Spiritual Memoir and Fiction):
12 week course
First Baptist Church, Dayton, OH.
Tuesdays, 5:30-8:30pm, Sept 1-Nov 17, 2015. (Shared Potluck)
How do you write about your spiritual journey–about how you have changed, the difficulties of living a spiritual life, the joys? Are there things that need to be said to our children, family or friends or the world? This course will explore writing spiritual autobiography, biography and memoir as well as writing fiction. No previous writing experience needed, but those who like writing and reading and would like to deepen what they know should feel very welcome. All faiths and seekers welcome. Readings provided. Weekly shared potluck dinner. You’ll deepen friendships over food and writing. Whether you are writing for yourself, your family, or for others who might find inspiration or understanding in your story, come join this 12 week journey and learn how to write memoir and fiction and explore how we wrestle with faith. Learn to help other writers find their voice and become better writers. Create this writers workshop with us–a workshop that could stay stable, and offer a great resource, for many years to come. Writing Faith is taught by Dr. Jerome Stueart, author, editor and writing teacher with 20 years teaching experience in writing. Sept 1- Nov 17, Tuesday evenings. There is a $120 fee for this course, or $10 per session, and scholarships available. See Rev. Jason Alspaugh at FBC Dayton for more information or call the office at 937-222-4691. Limit 20 participants.
Readings provided include Anne Lamott, Kathleen Norris, Mark Doty, John Updike, Faith Adiele, Annie Dillard, Virginia Stem Owens, Andre Dubus, and many others.