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April 2018

Witness & Wonder: the writer’s work

April 7 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Loft Literary Center, 1011 Washington Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN United States
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$49 - $70

The writer's role has always been as witness—to the world as it is and the way it might be. This class at the Loft Literary Center uses guided writing exercises to sharpen our writer's eye, enliven our words, and end writer's block while experiencing writing as a spiritual practice and a tool for social action. We'll consider the responsibility and the challenges writers face as honest witnesses to our own times—to the world's beauty and its brokenness, to its possibilities…

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Welcoming Transformation

April 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Unity Church-Unitarian, Portland Ave, 733 Portland Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104 United States
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Free but RSVP requested.

Wendell Berry poetically pays homage to the continual transformation occurring in the natural world: “bud opening to flower / opening to fruit opening / to the sweet marrow / of the seed.” How might we too witness and pay homage to the transformation occurring within our lives? We’ll pause to notice the transformative forces moving within our hearts and within our world. Free but RSVP by email requested.

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May 2018

Choosing Hope

May 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“Hope is not merely an emotion that comes and goes. It is a virtue, resulting from a conscious, deliberate choice and long practice,” says writer Mary McDermott Shideler. Where do we find hope in the world today, and how might we choose it and practice it? Free but RSVP by email requested.

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