Writing Workshop: “Finding our Voices, Telling our Stories”


In conjuction with FLUID

- Saturday, April 28 at 10am

Drawing inspiration from FLUID’s art works and from Brendan Ogg’s poetry, Kathleen Staudt, a poet and adjunct teacher of Religion and the Arts at DC’s Wesley Theological Seminary, will explore how the process of writing can free up our inner voices and put us in touch with sources of healing within our own words and stories. The workshop will include opportunities for writing in solitude and in community, offering prompts and exercises for journaling, poetry writing, and quiet meditation as resources for the journey of healing.

Kathleen Henderson Staudt (Kathy) works as a teacher, poet, and spiritual director at a number of institutions in the Washington, DC area, including the University of Maryland, College Park, Virginia Theological Seminary,Wesley seminary, and Washington National Cathedral. A frequent leader of retreats and workshops on contemplative writing, poetry as spiritual practice, and the spiritual life, she has also contributed reflective memoir-pieces to Voices of Breast Cancer (The Healing Project) and Heaven (ed. Roger Ferlo). She is the author of Waving Back: Poems of Mothering Life (2009) and Annunciations: Poems out of Scripture (2003), as well as the editor of Brendan Ogg’s chapbook, Summer Becomes Absurd (2010). She lives with her husband in Silver Spring, Maryland, where they have raised two children, now grown. Her blog is at www.poetproph.blogspot.com

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