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ONLINE WORKSHOP — Spiritual Writing


Are you yearning to explore your spirit through writing? Are you called to write regularly, perhaps as a daily practice?

Spiritual writing is not necessarily religious writing, but it can be, as evidenced by some of the best spiritual writers: Henri J.M. Nouwen, Kathleen Norris, Donagh O’Shea, and a long list of others. Writing about a painful episode that leads to healing is spiritual writing; to write grief from the heart can also be healing. So can writing joy. Spiritual writing is, in brief, finding the voice that speaks from within and connects us to our deepest self. Writing as a spiritual practice means using the first and most primary human art form – language – to explore deep questions and express important experiences.  Each week, participants will write a short essay around one topic and end by submitting a longer piece for content editing by Janet which she will return to you. Janet incorporates a lifetime of writing and questing with twenty years of liturgical practice and spiritual mentoring in a practical and clear manner to help students find their gateway to spirit through writing.

Four weeks on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 pm Central Time. Class limited to 10 participants.

Instructor: Janet Sunderland website |contact
Four Weeks: October 16 to November 12, 2017; Monday evenings, 6:30 P.M. Central Time
Fee: $160
Enrollment Limit: 8

Comments from past participants: "As an instructor, you were engaging and direct, providing structured guidance and feedback while also encouraging my unique writing to emerge." | "Most inspiring for me was how you emphasized the power of our personal stories: valuing, articulating, and writing our truths to share with others."

Janet Sunderland is a poet and memoirist. Her poetry collection, At the Boundary, was released by Finishing Line Press in 2013. Poems and essays have appeared in numerous journals, including Rockhurst Review, Lalitamba, Touch: A Journal of Healing, Kansas City Voices, and the recent anthologies, Love Over 60, Journey to Crone, and When Last on the Mountain. She serves as vice-president on the executive board of Whispering Press. She is a professional actor, a member of SAG-AFTRA, and an adjunct professor, teaching writing and public speaking. Janet incorporates more than twenty years of writing, questing, teaching, liturgical practice, and spiritual mentoring in a practical and clear manner to help students find their gateway to spirit through writing.


Thank you for your interest in Spiritual Writing.

  1. This is an online worshop. Communication and interaction with the instructor and other participants is done electronically.
  2. This workshop is limited to 8 participants.
  3. You must be 18 years of age or older to participate.
  4. Registrations will be accepted up to the first day of the workshop. Late registrations require the approval of the instructor and a $20 late fee.
  5. Payment is expected at the time of registration.
  6. If you register and later find that you are unable to participate, the fee is fully refundable up to 48 hours before the first day of the workshop. After that date, we provide a refund of 80% of the fee paid. After the first week, no refunds will be made.

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