Last summer I had the privilege of participating in one of Collegeville Institute’s summer writing workshops on the campus of St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota. If you are a person of faith who loves to write, this is for you. Later this fall or winter they will post their offerings for Summer and Fall 2015, and it’s worth applying. My apartment-mate for the week, Jill Kandel, just received word that her memoir, A Sliver of Shade: Six Years in a Zambian Village, won the Autumn House Press 2014 Creative Nonfiction contest and will be published by the press. So this is the real deal–great writers and great writing teachers (poet Michael Browne was ours) in a beautiful setting.
This fall I will have the further privilege of teaching one of Collegeville’s writing courses, The Writing Pastor. I am anticipating the week, and the twelve students, with much joy and trepidation.
In the meantime, Elisabeth Kvernen, the institute’s Digital Communications Specialist, invited me to post a guest blog on the Collegeville website about Inhabiting Eden. Here is a link to that blog post. Please enjoy!