BREATHING OUT: Writers on the Integration of Religion and Spirituality in Their Work
(Kick off panel for virtual conference - open to the public for this session - if you are registered for the virtual conference series, no need to rsvp)
Piety. Devotion. Respect for the sacred. Sanctity. Holiness. Reverence for the gods. Moral obligation. Conscientiousness. Divinity. Consciousness. Faith. No matter our roots and upbringing, we’ve all been shaped—personally, socially, culturally, legislatively—by religious and spiritual beliefs. How does a contemporary writer navigate this uneasy, uncertain terrain as artist, truth-teller, and bookseller? What risks, challenges, and triumphs—personal and professional, and at all phases of the book process—do writers encounter when they foreground, as subject matter, their religious/spiritual experiences? This panel, facilitated by Marj Hahne, features five North American women writers with debut or recent full-length books, who will discuss these questions as well as read from their work.
ZOOM LINK: https://iwwg.zoom.us/j/82902813044