Course Catalog

Online Class | Writing Your Spiritual Journey

VIDEO: This class will take place via video-conferencing (Zoom).

NOTE from Mary: I’ve taught this course online before and been amazed at the level of participation and depth of communication from students… So please join us.

All Levels | You might describe your spiritual journey as the path of your seeking, or a map of your inner life. This class will examine memoirs written by people who have left, returned to, discovered or joined, and struggled within a tradition — Christian, Muslim, Jewish, mystics, Sufis, Buddhists, Native Americans, and secularists alike. Then, you’ll be guided through a process to find, deepen, and shape your story, including: reading, stillness, movement, drawing, writing, and instruction in literary techniques. By the end, students should have a draft of their spiritual memoir.

Beginning Fall 2021, we will be adding select in-person classes back to our course catalog. The majority of our classes will still be offered via Zoom.

If a class says IN-PERSON in its title, it will take place in person at our permanent home in Seattle.

If a class says ASYNCHRONOUS in its title, it will take place on Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform.

If a class does not have a marker after its title, it will take place via Zoom.

Instructor: Mary Potter

Class Type: 10 Sessions


Start Date: 04/08/2020

End Date: 06/10/2020

Days of the Week: Wednesday

Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

$414.00 Member Price:
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$460.00 General Price:

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Mary Potter

Mary Lane Potter is the author of A Woman of Salt: A Novel (2001 Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers selection) and Strangers and Sojourners: Stories from the Lowcountry. She was awarded a Washington State Arts Commission/Artist Trust Fellowship and MacDowell and Hedgebrook residencies.

Potter’s nonfiction has appeared in River Teeth, Witness, Tiferet, Spiritus, SUFI Journal, Leaping Clear, Feminist Studies in Religion, SIGNS, Women’s Studies Quarterly, Minerva Rising, Hevria, and others. She’s currently completing a book of essays on the body/spirit tangle.

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