Living Well in Litchfield County, Connecticut

May 13, 2022

Presence, Prayer & Writing from the Heart

Presented by Anne A. Simpkinson

All of us have stories to tell. Some involve your family history, spiritual journey, experiences in nature or a life-changing situation. Stories can take many forms — memoir, essay, poem, fiction, blog posts, podcasts, or journal entries — but the most compelling are the ones written from the heart, those that touch and move us and sometimes even 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 us into the unknown where we are often surprised at what surfaces. It’s a journey of discovery. And what can help are presence and prayer.

This writing retreat is structured for those currently working on a project, those who want to start one, or simply desire to spend time in beautiful surroundings playing with words. In addition to writing prompts and Centering Prayer sessions— Silence can be a portal to the Source of creativity and truth-telling — there will be ample opportunities to write, walk, think and just be.

Cost, with Meals Included:
Private Bedroom, Hall Bath – $260

Wisdom House Retreat & Conference Center
229 East Litchfield Road
Litchfield, CT, 06759

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