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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


“Stories have to be told or they die, and when they die, we can’t remember who we are or why we’re here.”
— Sue Monk Kidd

All of us have stories to tell. They can take many forms but the most compelling are the ones written from the heart, those that move us and sometimes transform both the writer and reader. Writing from the heart demands attentiveness, honesty, courage, and a commitment to engage with a creative process that pulls you into the unknown where you are often surprised by what surfaces. It’s a journey of discovery. This retreat, through prayer, writing prompts, story sharing, walks along the river or on woodland trails, and time to simply rest, will provide a quiet environment to work on a current writing project, begin stories long thought about, or immerse yourself in silence to discover what needs to be voiced.

The retreat is facilitated by Anne Simpkinson, an award-winning journalist, editor, story midwife, 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. When 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 and Conference Center for several years. Anne has been practicing Centering Prayer (CP) since 1996. She facilitates contemplative prayer and themed retreats in New York, Massachusetts, and Connecticut.

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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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