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  • Seminar
  • Online: Zoom
  • Adult (18+)

Spiritual Writing (2-part)

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  • $170.00 Non-Member
  • $150.00 Member

Class Description

In this two-part seminar, we will explore the relationship between divine work and inspiration and our own creative practice. We will consider both published pieces that are about spirituality and the divine, and the ways in which writing might itself be a spiritual exercise. In each of the two sessions, we will devote approximately one hour to in-class reading and discussion, and the remaining time to in-class exercises that help us to write in a way that connects with our spiritual selves rather than our intellectual or commercial selves.

Among others, we will read selections from Mary Ruefle’s On Imagination, Rilke’s Duino Elegies, and Octavio Paz’s The Bow and the Lyre.

This will be a co-taught class with Courtney Sender and Meghan Finn, both writers and graduates of Harvard Divinity School. Meghan Moya Finn earned a Masters of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School and has received fellowships from Vermont Studio Center, Banff Center, and the Spring Creek Project. Her work is forthcoming in Image Journal.

Class Format

This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. About 15 minutes before your class is scheduled to begin, you'll receive an email from your instructor with a link to join the class meeting!

Scholarship Information

Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

For more more detailed information about GrubStreet scholarships, including how to contribute to scholarship funds for other students, click here.

Scholarships Format/Location

Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

For more detailed information about GrubStreet scholarships, including how to contribute to scholarship funds for other students, click here.

This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. Please visit the Resources tab to access the video-conference link.

Zoom Participation:

Students are not required to turn their camera on, but are encouraged to participate any way they feel comfortable through functions such as the live chat, emoji reactions, and unmuting the microphone. Learn more about using Zoom here.

Zoom Accessibility:

We ask that instructors enable closed captioning and send a transcript of the session after class. You can also enable closed captioning at any time during the meeting. If your instructor forgets to send the transcript, just send ’em an email!