You have a story that’s powerful and personal. What would happen if you shared it?
These online coaching sessions will help you discover your own life stories—and why it’s worth the risk trying to share them with the world. Whether your story is unsettling or inspiring, you can use it to gain insight, challenge stereotypes and bias, and to upend the confines of convention. Explore the possibilities of Spiritual Life Story Work with author and educator
Do you feel called to write? Are you wondering how to start?
Each Spiritual Life Writing webinar introduces you to authors who have felt like you.
Our guests to date include: Deborah Cardiff, Donna Costa, Lana Cullis, Gloria Fern, Liz Fryer, Meharoona Ghani, Tamara Jong, Jónína Kirton, Vickie MacArthur, Lindy Mechefske, Heather Mason Murray, Lori Sebastianutti, and Betsy Warland.
Several of these are writers and poets interested in reviving the ancient art of spiritual memoir. You can find examples of their work in Body & Soul, a collection of candid first-person accounts that get people talking openly and frankly about lived experiences with spirit.
Like sexuality, spirituality is often seen as private. Is it any wonder then that something powerful happens when we find a language to express ourselves, and when we listen, really listen, to each other?
Do you have a story? We would love to hear it, and to support your speaking out.
For examples of life writing as an art form, as social justice outreach, and as healing ministry, visit my website.
Until then, write your heart out
~ Susan Scott
Spiritual Life Story Writing
Wednesday Nov 15th
Life writing is the art of plumbing truth and mystery, and finding your authentic voice. Our webinars introduce you to creative writers infusing spirit into writing.
Explore the disruptive role of spiritual life writing in literature, the creative arts, ministry, healing, community-building, and education. Come with questions. Leave with inspiration, tips, and practical resources for deepening your writing practice, and releasing your stories to the world.
Do you feel called to write about experiences with spirit?
Our Spiritual Life Writing webinars introduce you to others who have felt like you.
Meet leading writers Meharoona Ghani, Sheniz Janmohamed, Tamara Jong, Jónína Kirton, Lindy Mechefske and Betsy Warland featured in Body & Soul, award-winning work by writers and poets exploring lived experiences with spirit.
Powerful shifts occur when we find a language to express ourselves — and when we listen, really listen, to each other.
Do you have a story? We would love to hear it, to support your speaking out.
Check out our 2023 master classes and guest hosts:
Got questions? Susan Scott co-created the Spiritual Life Writing webinars (2020–) with and for other writers who are building community, digging deep, and opening to mystery. See her latest book, Body & Soul, email Susan at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit her website: https://susanlscott.ca.
Check out our videos!
Each webinar includes a presentation & writing practice, followed by live Q&A. We record the presentations so you can meet our guests and do the writing exercises as often as you like.
Please share with those in search of an authentic writing practice.
21 –Restorative Writing: Living Peaceably with Chronic Conditions 21 – The Art & Craft & Challenges of Spiritual Memoir 20 – Music & Literature: Gateways to the Soul 19 – “Lost Objects: From Erasure to Belonging“ 18 – Publish or Perish: Is it Time to Take Your Story Public? 17 – “The Art of Self-Editing”
16 – Seeking While Questioning
15 – The Promises We Carry
14 – “Spiritual Life Writing with Susan Scott & Sheniz Janmohamed”
13 – Written By the Land by Isabella Mori
Grieving Re-imagined with Tamara Jong 11 -The Cosmic Script