Join us October 20 7 - 8 PM EDT for
How Shall We Speak of the Dead?
Tributes, Eulogies, & Obits
Are you that special someone?
The one who is asked to speak at memorial services or funerals?
Are you the person others turn to create a service or a tribute?
Do you keep a growing list of quotes from poets and wisdom keepers that offer solace and perspective on life and death?
You are not alone.
The grieving process around death and dying includes the words we speak—and the words we are willing to make public. Eulogies and obituaries are examples; so are living funerals, with stories, songs, tributes, and ceremonial goodbyes. Life-cycle celebrant, home funeral guide, and writer Penny Allport will lead us in exploring the challenge of balancing the (sometimes hard) truth about the dead with solace for the living. Please bring pen and paper, and prepare for an evocative writing exercise.
Watch for news of our upcoming webinars on more controversial subjects:
Ancestors—honoring or undoing the legacies we’re left with
Embodiment—embodied practices & the art of writing
Heartbreak—how to open up to life again, and again…and again
Fear—coping with the (very real) fear of going public with our stories
Mental health—the gift of an unconventional state of mind
Mentors—finding guides, ancient and modern, living and dead
Nature—writing that is grounded, real, and wide out in the open
Publishers—presses open to spiritual life writing!
Race & Ethnicity—identity colors how our stories are told, and received
Sexuality & Gender—the mystics’ great unspoken secret
Trauma—the profound connection between spirituality and pain
Our life writing webinars are built around intimate conversation, a special guest, and a writing exercise that helps you contemplate the subject.
Come with questions. Leave with heart.
Sessions are free and open to all.
Simply register on Eventbrite (hence the link, above)
Relax, and leave the rest to us. If we haven’t yet explored your passions, write and tell me what you need.
I can hardly wait to hear your voice.
Body & Soul groundbreaking volume on a taboo subject
Director, Wild Writers Mentorship Program
Contributing editor, The New Quarterly (TNQ)
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