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Create Your Life. Write From Your Soul: A Contemplative Writing Retreat

September 6 @ 4:00 pm - September 8 @ 2:00 pm


Life is like a river, often flowing strong and constant and, at other times, hindered by obstacles, churned by storms, and diminished by drought. As we move through life, we gather experiences and stories that need telling. How do we communicate those stories with honesty, courage, imagination, and a willingness to be surprised by grace? This contemplative writing retreat will consist of Centering Prayer sessions, writing prompts, personal writing time, and space to walk along the Housatonic River and on woodland trails. It will be a time to deepen your connection to our Creator and the creative process.

The retreat will be facilitated by Anne Simpkinson, an award-winning journalist, editor, and writing coach. She has co-edited two anthologies — Sacred Stories and Nourishing the Soul — and co-wrote Soul Work: A Field Guide for Spiritual Seekers. While living in New York City, she rode the wave of media transformations — from websites to digital communications — in her positions with Beliefnet.com, Prevention magazine, WeightWatchers.com, and Guideposts. She also served as Communications Director for Mercy by the Sea Retreat Center for several years. Anne has been practicing Centering Prayer (CP) since 1996. She facilitates contemplative prayer and themed retreats in Massachusetts and Connecticut.

Please see the link below to register.


September 6 @ 4:00 pm
September 8 @ 2:00 pm
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Trinity Retreat Center, West Cornwall, CT
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Trinity Retreat Center
79 Lower River Road
West Cornwall, CT 06796 United States
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