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PADRE SERRA WRITERS
“We gather. We pray. We write.”
Fridays, 10:00am-12 noon
San Fernando Room
New members are welcome anytime to our friendly group. We explore and practice different types of writing, and we read our work to one another each week. On some days we do “free writing” for ten minutes on a chosen topic. Other weeks we read our prepared pieces (up to 500 words) on a designated subject. Our topics are not overtly “religious,” but give us an opportunity to express the concerns of our souls. Many consider the experience to be healing. We encourage humor and playfulness as well—we laugh a lot. We inform each other about writing resources, and we share equally the responsibility for the successful working of the group.
This is as much a faith sharing group as it is a writing group. We pray together. We take care of one another. Our comments on one another’s writing are constructive and honor the deep feelings that are expressed.
A yearly retreat at St. Andrew’s Abbey enables us to work more intensely on our craft. We reach out to others by reading our work to groups such as The University Series and the Padre Serra Seniors.
Our published anthology was delivered to veterans at the hospital in Los Angeles where we spent time reading and visiting with the residents. Copies of the anthology are still available for purchase ($10).
If you enjoy writing, you are welcome to join us any Friday to share your own work and to listen to the inspiring writing of others.
Facilitator: Linda Lowe 389-1337 firstname.lastname@example.org